Obasan : A moving novel of a time and a suffering we have tried to forget.
Auteure : Joy Kogawa
Éditeur : Penguin Books
Date de parution : mars 1983
ISBN : 9780140067774
During the aftermath of Peal Harbour in the Second World War, Japanese-Canadians were treated like aliens in their own country. Mercilessly and cruelly persecuted, they were surrounded by pain and hardship everywhere. Obasan is a mesmerizing and poignant story of five-year-old Naomi and her protective and dignified aunt Obasan. When Naomi grows up, she returns to her memories of those times and dares to break the silence of that horrible time in Japanese-Canadian history. Obasan won the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award and the Canadian Authors' Association Book of the Year Award.