Resistance At Tule Lake

by Kurt Ikeda When I was a child, I was just a little too Japanese. My L’s and R’s Came out as Reft and Light As in whenever I left my Japanese at home. It would make me feel all right. When I was in Math Class I sat between two kids: a white boy... Continue Reading →


The following is a poem written by Mary Langer Thompson that originally appeared in “The Word,” Volume 3, 2008, a California Lutheran University publication. Let orchards stand for fallen, swept away apples in abarren square. Barbed wired, piercing. Let the apple crate stand for desks where poets harvested poems,where a soldier’s mother read the telegram.... Continue Reading →

Short Story: Desert Birth – June 1944

The following is the first of two short stories by Yosh Golden, who was born behind the barbed wire at Manzanar during World War II. This story, along with June 1997: High School Yearbook is the foundation for the upcoming short film, The Song, based on Manzanar, and the Japanese American Incarceration story. Originally published... Continue Reading →

Despite Flaws, Eyes Behind Belligerence By K.P. Kollenborn Is A Solid Addition To Novels On Japanese American Incarceration Experience

LOS ANGELES — In the world of novels about the Japanese American Incarceration experience during World War II, there are only a handful of books available, including Monica Sone’s Nisei Daughter, John Okada’s No-No Boy, Yoshiko Uchida’s Desert Exile, and the best known of them all, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and her late husband James D.... Continue Reading →

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