Obasan

Obasan - Joy Kogawa I read this one for one of my University classes, and I really enjoyed it! It definitely doesn't cover a light and easy subject, so it isn't the type of book I would usually pick up myself, but I'm glad that I got the opportunity to read it for school because it is one powerful book! I'm proud to be Canadian, but it still always makes me sad to hear about some of the horrible things that have gone on in our country's past...residential schools, and Japanese-Canadians being placed into Internments camps and displaced from their homes are some of the worst, but I hope that if anything, we can realize our mistakes and prevent anything similar to those terrible cases of mistreatment of fellow Canadians from ever happening again. I think that Obasan is one of those books that opens your eyes to things. It's not an easy read, and it does take time to get through, but it's a story that moves you and is well worth the read.