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And There Are Stories, There Are Stories (short story)

Creators: Momoko Iko


Prose poem memoir by Momoko Iko that traces her family's journey out of the concentration camps and her subsequent upbringing away from Japanese American communities on the West Coast. She begins with her birth in 1940 to Issei parents, her fleeting recollections of her family's incarceration, and life after the war, first in Philadelphia, then Chicago . Various stories centering on racism, racial identity, interracial relations, and the legacy of the camps in the 1950s and 1960s follow, tracing the narrator's journey to becoming a writer.

Published in Asian American writers issue of Greenfield Review , guest edited by Garrett Kaoru Hongo, in 1977, "And There Are Stories, There Are Stories" was reprinted in the 1980 holiday edition of the Rafu Shimpo .

Authored by Brian Niiya , Densho

Might also like Famous Suicides of the Japanese Empire by David Mura; " The Loom " by R.A. Sasaki; " The Flower Girls " by Lawson Fusao Inada

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Author Momoko Iko
Publication Date 1980
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Iko, Momoko. "And There Are Stories, There Are Stories." Greenfield Review 6.1–2 (Spring 1977): 39–46. Reprinted in Rafu Shimpo , Dec. 20, 1980, 20–21.