During World War II, over 110,000 Japanese Americans were forcibly evacuated from their homes and interned in government camps. For my AHS Capstone Project, I explored the effects of the internment on the cultural and personal identities of nisei, second generation Japanese Americans. This paper focuses on the analysis of two works of post-war Japanese American literature: Monica Sone’s memoir, Nisei Daughter, and John Okada’s novel, No-no Boy. Additionally, I present and analyze excerpts from the writings of my grandfather who experienced the internment as a teenager.
Seko, Sarah, "Nisei Identity and Reconciliation: Exploring the Japanese American Internment through Literature" (2014). 2014 AHS Capstone Projects. 19.