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!Download Book ☪ Songs My Mother Taught Me: Stories, Plays, and Memoir ⚆ Songs My Mother Taught Me is the first collection of literature by Wakako Yamauchi In her eloquent prose, Yamauchi, a Nisei second generation Japanese American illuminates the neglected social and emotional history of two generations of Japanese in the United States, recalling the harsh lives of rural immigrants, tenant farmers, and itinerant laborers Informed by her own family history, her stories and plays recreate the wartime relocation of Japanese Americans and their postwar return to urban centers, capturing their ambivalent longings for the prewar family and culture of Japan Years later, she recalls very young Mexican immigrants hired in as cheap labor in southern California who view a middle aged Japanese woman as the American , and ask her for advice an irony almost too daunting for her to bear as she considers the pastWithout bitterness, and often with quiet humor, Yamauchi s human sized dramas open into larger social histories and the great narrative myths of culture Like Toshio Mori and Hisaye Yamamoto, Yamauchi is a pioneer of Asian American literature Vivid and personal writing Yamauchi captures the pains of and joys of her childhood in the Imperial Valley. An excellent book The introduction and afterword giveinformation than is usual I thoroughly enjoyed it and am impressed by her talent.