|Presentation||Joy Kogawa: Emily Kato Book Preview|
|Program highlights||Join author Joy Kogawa for a preview of her new book, Emily Kato (formerly titled Itsuka).
Politically charged and intimately poetic, this novel tells a story of
extraordinary commitment, profound hope, and one community's struggle
|Date||Friday, August 5th 2005|
Book, One Vancouver co-sponsors: CBC Radio One, CBC Radio Two, 32 Books
Co., Vancouver Opera, Penguin Group Canada, The Vancouver Sun, The Word
on the Street
Joy Kogawa presents Emily Kato – the sequel to award winning novel
Obasan (actually a re-write of Itsuka). This follows the Obsan
story many decades later when Obasan (“Auntie Emily”), asks Naomi to
join the redress movement.
Joy sent me these messages:
Just thought I'd let you know that Emily Kato
(re-write of Itsuka) is being launched August 5,
7:30 in the Alice McKay room at the main library.
Hope to see you then. And please let others know. I don't have my address list when I travel. But I have your
you. It turns out that there's a glitch and the book is not at
the printers yet, so it will not be a book launch. A
sort of book preview. I was hoping we could cancel and join with the
Hiroshima Day commemoration ceremonies, but the librarian feels we
Anyway, thanks for all you are doing. I'm feeling a lot of gratitude for the opportunity to help.