"We first met Naomi in Obasan, a deeply moving novel in which Joy Kogawa explored the Japanese Canadian wartime experience through the girl's very young eyes. Canada's betrayal of Japanese Canadian citizens during the 1940s fractured that community, and it never fully healed. The child Naomi, too was terribly wounded. Itsuka tells another story, one of profound hope, extrodinary commitment, and the fragile progress of love." From the bookjacket.
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ITSUKAUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
From Japanese-Canadian author Kogawa, a sequel to Obasan (1982) that—despite admirable intentions—reads more like a partisan political history than a novel. Continuing the story of her Japanese ... Read full review
ItsukaUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Itsuka translates to "some day,'' as in, someday ancient wrongs will be righted, old grievances will be redressed. This is the story of the long struggle by Japanese Canadians to receive compensation ... Read full review