“From the Obatas to Hatsuko Mary Higuchi, Japanese American artists depicted their lives in American concentration camps as they sought to express the sorrows engendered by incarceration. All this and more is captured by Heidi Kim’s marvelous selection of George Hoshida’s artwork and correspondence in Taken from the Paradise Isle, which poignantly documents George’s desperate attempts to keep his family intact.” –Lane Ryo Hirabayashi, Asian American Studies, UCLA
Crafted from George Hoshida’s diary and memoir, as well as letters faithfully exchanged with his wife Tamae, Taken from the Paradise Isle is an intimate account of the anger, resignation, philosophy, optimism, and love with which the Hoshida family endured their separation and incarceration during World War II.
University Press of Colorado: $29.95 (hardcover)
Heidi Kim has published essays on the food policies of the Japanese American incarceration camps and the legacy of Korematsu v. United States and regularly teaches courses devoted to the history and literature of Japanese American incarceration.
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