Joy Kogawa's Emily Kato Book Launch – Monday, Feb 27 Vancouver Public Library

Joy Kogawa's Emily Kato Book Launch
– Monday, Feb 27 Vancouver Public Library

I am MC for the Vancouver book launch,
 I hope you can attend.

Joy Kogawa's Emily Kato Book Launch

Vancouver Public Library
Central Branch, Alice McKay Room
February 27th, 7:30pm

Celebration of Emily Kato”

featuring author Joy Kogawa
with special surprise literary and musical guests + silent auction  to help raise funds for the preservation of Kogawa House.

sequel to Obasan was Itsuka – it has now been reworked and re-released
as Emily Kato.  This special celebratory evening will help make “Emily
Kato” come alive for the audience. 

On the 60th anniversary of the bombing that claimed Naomi's young mother in Obasan, Joy Kogawa revisits her second novel �Itsuka�now retitled Emily Kato. In Obasan,
Naomi's childhood was torn apart by Canada's betrayal of Japanese
Canadian citizens during the 1940s. Years later, living quietly as a
schoolteacher in the prairies, Naomi suffers the passing of the dear
aunt and uncle who raised her, and her wounds are reopened. But Naomi's
other aunt �the feisty Emily
Kato�convinces her to move to Toronto and encourages her to become
involved in the Japanese Canadian fight for redress. Politically
charged and intimately poetic,
Emily Kato tells the story of one community's struggle for justice, extraordinary commitment, and profound hope.

for more information
contact Save Kogawa House Committee
Todd Wong – 604-240-7090
The Land Conservancy
Heather Skydt ph: 604-733-2313

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