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‘Daughters of the Samurai’ tells true, impressive story of three friends

‘Daughters of the Samurai’ tells true, impressive story of three friends

Wingate Packard May 17, 2015 0

Interview with the Janice Nimura, author of 'Daughters of the Samurai,' a story about three Japanese girls sent to study in America by the Japanese government during the beginning of Meiji era Japan.

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Tales from the Tsunami – Q&A: Ruth Ozeki on Her Acclaimed Novel, Texting and Film

Tales from the Tsunami – Q&A: Ruth Ozeki on Her Acclaimed Novel, Texting and Film

Wingate Packard August 7, 2013 0

Ruth Ozeki’s new novel, “A Tale for the Time Being,” is one of the best novels I have read in years. Like her earlier novels, “All Over Creation” and “My Year of Meats,” her

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Q&A: Cathy Tashiro on Mixed Race Before the Concept of Mixed-Race Identity Existed

Q&A: Cathy Tashiro on Mixed Race Before the Concept of Mixed-Race Identity Existed

Wingate Packard August 7, 2013 0

Photo caption:  Cathy Tashiro, author of “Standing on Both Feet: Voices of Older Mixed Race Americans,” Paradigm Publishers, 2012. Memories of Anti-miscegenation and Issues of Racial Identity Cathy Tashiro, an associate professor emerita at the

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