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Tyrone Nagai

Tyrone Nagai received his MFA in Creative Writing from San Diego State University. His work has appeared in Fiction International, The Strip, New Verse News, and Armageddon Buffet.

Updated February 2011

Stories from This Author

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Nikkei Chronicles #1—ITADAKIMASU! A Taste of Nikkei Culture
Hot Dogs and Asparagus?

Nov. 19, 2012 • Tyrone Nagai

I don’t know how to begin this story, but I know it starts with my grandmother—the Japanese one. Actually, she’s Japanese American. More specifically, she’s nisei. Not only was she the best cook I ever knew, she was also one of the most creative people I’ve ever seen in the kitchen. Once when I was a teenager she made hot dogs with asparagus in homemade teriyaki sauce. It was one of the best dishes I’ve ever tasted in my life, …

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The Asian American Literary Review
Instructions to All Persons of Muslim Ancestry

Feb. 13, 2011 • Tyrone Nagai

WESTERN DEFENSE COMMAND AND FOURTH ARMY WARTIME CIVIL CONTROL ADMINISTRATION Presidio of San Francisco, California May 16, 2012 INSTRUCTIONS TO ALL PERSONS OF MUSLIM ANCESTRY Living in the Following Area: All that portion of the County of King, State of Washington, within that boundary beginning at a point about midway between the Cities of Tacoma and Seattle (east of Des Moines) at which U. S. Highway 99 intersects Washington State Highway No. 5A; thence easterly along said Highway No. 5A …

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