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Enemy Alien (book)

Creators: Kiyo Hirano


Bilingual memoir by Kiyo Hirano of her World War II experiences as an "enemy alien" is a rare example of an Issei woman's first-person perspective of the American concentration camps. Enemy Alien (Japanese title: Tekikoku gaijin) was translated into English by George Hirano and Yuri Kageyama and published by Japantown Arts and Media Workshop (JAM) Publications in 1983. Hirano's Japanese-English biographical account of her incarceration at the Merced Assembly Center and Amache and of her resettlement was originally written as an assignment for a creative writing class at the Japantown Arts and Media Workshop in San Francisco, and eventually published by the organization.

Authored by Patricia Wakida

Might also like The Evacuation Diary of Hatsuye Egami by Hatsuye Egami; Imprisoned Apart: The World War II Correspondence of an Issei Couple by Louis Fiset; Family Torn Apart: The Internment Story of the Otokichi Muin Ozaki Family , edited by Gail Honda

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Media Details
Author Kiyo Hirano
Pages 155
Publication Date 1983