Speak, Okinawa: A Memoir by Elizabeth Miki Brina

Speak, Okinawa: A Memoir

Elizabeth Miki Brina

nonfiction memoir emotional reflective medium-paced

304 pages | first published 2021


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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reflective 91%
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informative 64%
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challenging 47%
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inspiring 11%
hopeful 5%
adventurous 2%


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