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 father a Vietnam veteran, her mother an Okinawan war bride--and her own, fraught cultural heritage.Elizabeth's mother was working as a nigh...

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emotional 89%
reflective 89%
sad 54%
informative 52%
challenging 40%
hopeful 22%
inspiring 22%
dark 16%
tense 11%
adventurous 3%
funny 1%
mysterious 1%


medium 76%
slow 16%
fast 6%

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