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Kapoho: Memoir of a Modern Pompeii

Frances H. Kakugawa

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ISBN 10: 1935690167 / ISBN 13: 9781935690160
Published by Watermark Publishing, 2011
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Kapoho: Memoir of a Modern Pompeii

Publisher: Watermark Publishing

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

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In Kapoho: Memoir of a Modern Pompeii, Frances H. Kakugawa shares the stories of her life in the town of Kapoho on the Island of Hawaii—a town that no longer exists. From the wartime drama of "The Enemy Wore My Face"—recalling her instant transformation to distrusted "Jap" after the bombing of Pearl Harbor—to the sweet poignancy of "A One-Chopstick Marriage"—the story of her parents' relationship—Kakugawa weaves a tapestry of memories drawn from life in a Hawaiian plantation village now buried beneath a blanket of lava. "Kakugawa's amazing recall of details helps remind us of the beautiful innocence and naivete of youth and the realities of growing up poor in Hawaii—all too cognizant of the ethnic, linguistic and cultural barriers she would have to overcome to realize her literary dreams," says Guy Aoki, Founding President, Media Action Network for Asian Americans. Author Charles Pellegrino calls it "a rare poetic history that will make you think, laugh and cry."

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Born and raised in Kapoho and now an award-winning author, internationally published author of fourteen books, and a regular column, "Dear Frances," for caregivers in the Hawaii Herald, Frances H. Kakugawa conducts poetry readings, workshops and lectures throughout the country. Her previous releases from Watermark Publishing include the award-winning children's books Wordsworth the Poet and Wordsworth Dances the Waltz; the caregivers' guide Mosaic Moon: Caregiving Through Poetry; and a memoir of her years as an educator, Teacher, You Look Like a Horse!

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