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
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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 89%
reflective 89%
sad 55%
informative 54%
challenging 38%
hopeful 22%
inspiring 20%
dark 16%
tense 11%
adventurous 3%
funny 2%
mysterious 1%


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slow 16%
fast 6%

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