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Making Home from War: Stories of Japanese American Exile and Resettlement
Item No.: 151261
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Edited by Brian Komei Dempster

With honesty and an eye for detail, Making Home from War is the long-awaited sequel to the award-winning From Our Side of the Fence. Written by thirteen Japanese American elders who gathered regularly at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, this is a collection of stories about their exodus from concentration camps into a world that in a few short years had drastically changed.

For most, going home meant learning to live in a hostile, racist environment. Some returned to find they had lost their homes and had little choice but to bide their time in transitional housing, including community halls, churches, housing projects, and tent camps. Their employment options were also limited; they often worked as domestics, dishwashers, and field laborers to help support their families. The effects of these experiences reverberate to this day.

Paper: 224 pp.


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