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Author Brina, Elizabeth Miki, 1981- author.

Title Speak, Okinawa [electronic resource] : a memoir Elizabeth Miki Brina.

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2021]


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Summary "A searing, deeply candid memoir about a young woman's journey to understanding her complicated parents--her father a Vietnam veteran, her mother an Okinawan war bride--and her own, fraught cultural heritage. Elizabeth's mother was working as a nightclub hostess on U.S.-occupied Okinawa when she met the American soldier who would become her husband. The language barrier and power imbalance that defined their early relationship followed them to the predominantly white, upstate New York suburb where they moved to raise their only daughter. There, Elizabeth grew up with the trappings of a typical American childhood and adolescence. Yet, even though she felt almost no connection to her mother's distant home, she also felt out of place among her peers. Decades later, Elizabeth comes to recognize the shame and self-loathing that haunt both her and her mother, and attempts a form of reconciliation, not only to come to terms with the embattled dynamics of her family but also to reckon with the injustices that reverberate throughout the history of Okinawa and its people. Clear-eyed and profoundly humane, Speak, Okinawa is a startling accomplishment--a heartfelt exploration of identity, inheritance, forgiveness, and what it means to be an American"-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. California Penguin Random House 2021 Available via World Wide Web.
Subject Brina, Elizabeth Miki, 1981-
Brina, Elizabeth Miki, 1981- -- Family.
Brina, Elizabeth Miki, 1981- -- Travel -- Japan.
Japanese American women -- Biography.
Japanese Americans -- Ethnic identity.
Japanese Americans -- Biography.
Ryukyuans -- New York -- Biography.
Intercountry marriage -- New York -- Syracuse.
Okinawa-ken (Japan) -- Biography
Genre/Form Electronic audio books.
Added Author Cloud.
Other Form: Online version: Brina, Elizabeth Miki, Speak, Okinawa First edition. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2021] 9780525657354 (DLC) 2020030711
ISBN 9780593348932 (electronic audio bk.)

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