Category Archives: Kazue Nakahara

  1. Shadows from World War II: A Sansei Reflection

    December 17, 2018 by Admin

    Author’s Note: In the opening section of this story, I draw from the same event that opens “The Family Secret,” …
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  2. A Tale of Three White Houses

    September 13, 2014 by Admin

    By Kazue Nakahara I grew up in a white house in Lake City, a white middle-class neighborhood in the northeast …
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  3. The Family Secret

    October 14, 2012 by Admin

    By Kazue Nakahara She wouldn’t get out of the car.  “I don’t like this place.”  Her hands clenched into fists …
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In the aftermath of World War II, more than 110,000 persons of Japanese ancestry – roughly two-thirds of whom were American citizens – were released from forced imprisonment in U.S. concentration camps. But released to return where, after being taken from their homes along the West Coast? When they were finally allowed to leave the internment camps, they faced a new challenge: How do you resume a life so interrupted.