Daruma Days: A Collection of Fictionalised Biography

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Ronsdale Press, 1997 - Fiction - 206 pages
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Set in the internment camps of the British Columbia interior during World War II, Terry Watada's Daruma Days captures the Japanese Canadian experience of imprisonment. Watada draws on personal accounts to portray the camps as haunted by demonic forces, the inhabitants caught between two worlds: the cultures of Japan and Canada and discloses the heretofore unmentioned gangster culture and scandals among the Japanese Canadians themselves?an eye-opener for most readers who have never been permitted this unusual viewpoint. With its controversial materials, Daruma Days alters our understanding of the internment camps forever.

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User Review  - yarkan - LibraryThing

Sometimes it's a little strained, but remarkable for doing stories based on Japanese Canadian history. A benchmark for trying something like that. Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Well-known for his column in the Nikkei Voice, Terry Watada is the author of three plays, a history of Buddhism and A Thousand Homes, a collection of poetry. He is also a musician who has composed and produced nine albums. He lives and teaches in Toronto.

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