This Is My Own Front Cover

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889222304
Pages: 304
Pub. Date: January 1 1985
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.75"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Non-Fiction / POL035010

  • HISTORY / Canada / Post-Confederation (1867-)
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Human Rights

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This Is My Own
Letters to Wes and Other Writings on Japanese Canadians, 1941-1948
By Muriel Kitagawa
Edited by Roy Miki

This Is My Own: Letters to Wes and Other Writings on Japanese Canadians, 1941–1948 is a collection of letters written by Muriel Kitagawa during this period, as well as statements, essays and manuscripts which arose from Kitagawa’s commitment to write about the injustices of the government’s policies and to educate the Canadian public on the history and perceptions of Japanese Canadians.

Short-listed 1986 Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize (BC Book Prizes)

“The publication of This Is My Own means that [Kitagawa’s] passionate loyalty, her rage, haven’t been left to moulder in the grave. What a relief that is. What a cause for celebration.”
— Joy Kogawa

“This collection is skillfully woven together.”
Amerasia Review