Reading: "Kapoho: Memoir of a Modern Pompeii"

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Community Event

1:00p.m. - 3:30p.m.

Katy Geissert Civic Center Library
3031 Torrance Bl.
Torrance, California, 90503
United States

Author Frances Kakugawa will talk about her childhood memories during WWII. Co-sponsored by the Japanese American Historical Society of So Cal, Media Action Network for Asian Americans and the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library in Torrance. Saturday, Sept 15, from 1 to 3:30 pm. Admission free. Free parking in lot. 3031 Torrance Bl, Torrance 90503.

“Kapoho: Memoir of a Modern Pompeii” by Frances Kakugawa is a collection of short stories by a Japanese Hawaiian who was just five years old at the time, but whose memory and recall of details is amazing and provides deep insight into not only the suspicions cast upon the Japanese American community, but of the small Hawaiian village she grew up in that was covered in a 1960 eruption.

It’s the author’s 10th book (four poetry books between 1970 and 1976 and since 2002 six about children, caregiving, and Alzheimer’s).
Kakugawa immortalizes many of those she knew in Kapoho (35 minutes south of Hilo on the Big Island) of less than a thousand


JAHSSC . 更新日 2012年6月14日



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