Holy Prayers in a Horse's Ear: A Japanese American Memoir
Rutgers University Press, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 182 pages
Originally published in 1932, Kathleen Tamagawa's pioneering Asian American memoir is a sensitive and thoughtful look at the personal and social complexities of growing up racially mixed during the early twentieth century. Born in 1893 to an Irish American mother and a Japanese father and raised in Chicago and Japan, Tamagawa reflects on the difficulty she experienced fitting into either parent's native culture.
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