Speak, Okinawa: A Memoir by Elizabeth Miki Brina

Speak, Okinawa: A Memoir

Elizabeth Miki Brina

304 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

nonfiction memoir emotional reflective medium-paced


A searing, deeply candid memoir about a young woman's journey to understanding her complicated parents--her mother an Okinawan war bride, her father a Vietnam veteran--and her own, fraught cultural heritage. Elizabeth's mother was working as a nig...

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emotional 90%
reflective 88%
informative 52%
sad 51%
challenging 42%
hopeful 22%
inspiring 22%
dark 16%
tense 11%
adventurous 2%
funny 2%


medium 79%
slow 17%
fast 3%

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