Where the Body Meets Memory
An Odyssey of Race, Sexuality, and Identity
ISBN10: 0385471831 ISBN13: 9780385471831 Publisher: Random House Inc Published: May 1 1996 Pages: 272 Weight: 1.15lbs. Height: 9.50" Width: 6.50" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
Interweaving his own experience with that of other Japanese Americans, award-winning poet David Mura reveals how being a model minority has resulted in a loss of heritage and wholeness for Japanese Americans. Mura explores America's racial and sexual taboos, the consequences of assimilation, and raising children in a world that refuses to honor racial diversity.