Obasan Summary
Joy Kogawa

Everything you need to understand or teach Obasan by Joy Kogawa.

  • Obasan Summary & Study Guide
  • 1 Student Essay
  • ...and more
  • 30 Obasan Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Obasan Summary

Winning both the Books in Canada First Novel Award and the Canadian Authors' Association Book of the Year Award, Obasan was the first novel to deal with the Canadian internment of its Japanese citizens during and after World War II. Written by the poet Joy Kogawa, the novel appeared in 1981 while the efforts of Japanese Canadians to win redress from the Canadian government for internment were in high gear. The novel has been the...

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Study Pack

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Obasan Study Guide

Lesson Plan

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