Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2014

Abstract

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.

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