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Obasan | Suggested Reading


Here are some suggested reading materials and online resources to help you get a better understanding of Joy Kogawa's Obasan. In addition, we've listed some articles and other books that are similar to Obasan that you may enjoy.

Reading Materials

Cheug, King-Kok. Articulate Silences: Hysaye Yamamoto, Maxine Hong Kingston, Joy Kogawa. Cornell UP, 1993.

Davidson, Arnold. Writing Against the Silence: Joy Kogawa's Obasan. ECW, 1993.

Rao, Eleanor. "Exile from Exile: Ironic Paradoxes in Joy Kogawa's Obasan." Michigan Feminist Studies, vol. 18, 2004.

Said, Edward. Reflections on Exile and Other Essays. Harvard UP, 2000.

Turner, Margaret E. "Power, Language and Gender: Writing 'History' in Beloved and Obasan." Mosaic, vol. 25, Fall 1992, pp. 81–97.

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