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Kogawa, Joy

Overview
Works: 103 works in 388 publications in 6 languages and 10,628 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Juvenile works  Musical settings  Biography  Personal narratives‡vCanadian  Personal narratives  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Narrator
Classifications: PR9199.3.K63, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Joy Kogawa
 
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Obasan by Joy Kogawa( Book )

107 editions published between 1981 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the incarceration of Japanese Canadians during and after World War II became popularly known through Joy Kogawa's novel, Obasan, originally published in 1981. Kogawa's novel depicts the "silence" the community maintained over three decades after their incarceration and the pain it went through in trying to break the silence. The sense of loss of one's youth, happiness, identity, community, property, occupation, and even family, and the impossibility, which the novel describes, to regain or even to rebuild one's dislocated "self" can only be truly understood by understanding Japanese Canadians' wartime experience--their detention, dispossession, dispersal and deportation--as a whole. Kogawa's novel broke Japanese Canadians' silence
Itsuka by Joy Kogawa( Book )

27 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although during the war both the United States and Canada interned Japanese-Americans and confiscated their property, when the war ended the property of those in Canada was never returned to them. Itsuka is the story of the fight to get government compensation for the thousands of victims of the wartime internment, which was, unbelievably, only just accomplished in 1988. Both a moving novel of self-discovery and a fascinating historical account of the fight for redress, Itsuka's final message is one of inspiration and hope
Chamber music by Dan Locklair( )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naomi's road by Joy Kogawa( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and Japanese and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Guitarias by Doug MacNaughton( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woman in the woods by Joy Kogawa( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rain ascends by Joy Kogawa( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel about love - a story of a girl growing up to discover an impossible truth about her father
Stone voices : wartime writings of Japanese Canadian Issei by Keibo Oiwa( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naomi's tree by Joy Kogawa( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a Japanese Canadian family is forced to leave their home for internment during World War II, the garden's old cherry tree sends out a song of love and peace as it patiently awaits their return
A choice of dreams by Joy Kogawa( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Staying behind on an island after three summer people have left, Heather wonders what there will be to do
Jericho Road by Joy Kogawa( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A song of Lilith by Joy Kogawa( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The splintered moon by Joy Kogawa( Book )

5 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emily Kato by Joy Kogawa( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obasan by Joy Kogawa( Recording )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the eyes of a child, the novel tells the moving story of Japanese Canadians during W.W. II. Naomi is five years old when Pearl Harbour changes her life and she watches bewildered as she and her family become enemy aliens, persecuted and despised in their own land. Surrounded by hardship and pain, Naomi is protected by her aunt, Obasan
Sonata concertante by Ruth Schonthal( Recording )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing Up Canadian: Media( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Canadian children in the 20th century witnessed an explosion of innovations in communication and entertainment. Witnesses recall the first time that they saw the telephone, a movie, the television, the computer. Media intrigued children and often made parents suspicious. Canadians of all ages talk about the books, radio shows, TV programs, music and movies they loved as children. From listening in on the party line to watching newsreels, children became connected to an ever-expanding world. Media changed the definition of growing up Canadian"--Container
The Pool : reflections of the Japanese-Canadian internment( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the internment of the Japanese-Canadians during the Second World War through the writings of Joy Kogawa
Six poems by Joy Kogawa( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Into the shimmering : for soprano and piano by Leslie Uyeda( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Obasan
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ItsukaNaomi's roadThe rain ascendsStone voices : wartime writings of Japanese Canadian IsseiNaomi's treeA song of LilithEmily KatoObasan
Alternative Names
Joy Kogawa

Joy Kogawa Canadees romanschrijfster

Joy Kogawa femme de lettres canadienne

Kogawa, Joy

Kogawa, Joy 1935-...

Kogawa, Joy Nozomi Nakayaman 1935-

Kogawa, Joy Nozomin 1935-

Kogawa, Nozoma Joy 1935-

Kogawa, Nozomi Joy

Kogowa, Joy 1935-

Nakayama, Joy Nozomi 1935-

Nakayama, Joy Nozomin 1935-

Nakayama Kogawa, Joy Nozomin 1935-

コガワ, ジョイ

ジョイ・コガワ

喜悅小川

Languages
English (265)

French (9)

Japanese (8)

German (3)

Dutch (2)

Italian (1)