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The Shoyu Kid (short story)

Creators: Lonny Kaneko


Short story by Lonny Kaneko set in Minidoka centering on three boys who chase and bully a fourth boy, in the process unearthing his molestation by a camp guard. The Seattle-based author had been incarcerated at Minidoka as a child. The Shoyu Kid was originally published in Amerasia Journal in 1976.

Authored by Brian Niiya , Densho

Might also like " Children of Topaz " by Toshio Mori; " Otoko " by Wakako Yamauchi; " The Flower Girls " by Lawson Fusao Inada

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Author Lonny Kaneko
Publication Date 1976
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For More Information

Kaneko, Lonny. "The Shoyu Kid." Amerasia Journal 3.2 (1976): 1–9. Reprinted in Yardbird Reader 5 (1976): 273–83 and The Big Aiiieeeee!: An Anthology of Chinese American and Japanese American Literature , edited by Jeffery Paul Chan, Frank Chin, Lawson Fusao Inada, and Shawn Wong (New York: Meridian, 1991): 304–13.