A review by aweekinthelife
Speak, Okinawa: A Memoir by Elizabeth Miki Brina

challenging emotional reflective medium-paced


i really appreciated this memoir and the ways Brina wove together her personal story with Okinawa history. she brought nuance to the story - every person in her family (including herself) with their own flaws and strengths to tell a story about what it means to be family across languages and oceans and the power dynamics enmeshed in all of that.

for a historical perspective that i think pairs really well content-wise, i'd suggest checking out How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States by Daniel Immerwahr.

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