“Letters To Memory” Book Release | City Lights
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City Lights Books | 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA
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Join Karen Yamashita as she dives into the Yamashita family archive and Japanese internment runs a documentary impulse through filters that shimmer with imagination.
Letters to Memory is an excursion through the Japanese internment using archival materials from the Yamashita family as well as a series of epistolary conversations with composite characters representing a range of academic specialities. Historians, anthropologists, classicists—their disciplines, and Yamashita’s engagement with them, are a way for her to explore various aspects of the internment and to expand its meaning beyond her family, and our borders, to ideas of debt, forgiveness, civil rights, orientalism, and community.