The Affinity of the Eye: Writing Nikkei in Peru

The Affinity of the Eye: Writing Nikkei in Peru

by Ignacio Lopez-Calvo
     
 

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López-Calvo uses contemporary Nikkei texts such as fiction, testimonies, and poetry to construct an account of the cultural formation of Japanese migrant communities, and in so doing challenges fixed notions of Japanese Peruvian identity.

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López-Calvo uses contemporary Nikkei texts such as fiction, testimonies, and poetry to construct an account of the cultural formation of Japanese migrant communities, and in so doing challenges fixed notions of Japanese Peruvian identity.

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"A unique contribution to the scholarship, this rewarding book provides a rich account, juicy in details, data, and solid information on seven Japanese Peruvian writers and their works."—Choice Reviews

“This book is a necessity. The writers that López-Calvo presents offer an amplifying view of what it means to be Peruvian.”— Debbie Lee-DiStefano, author of Three Asian-Hispanic Writers from Peru: Doris Moromisato, José Watanabe, Siu Kam Wen

 “This is an important book. As far as I know, no other study has addressed the subject of Peruvian Nikkei writers so comprehensively.”— Blake S. Locklin, a contributor to Orientalism and Identity in Latin America

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816525980
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Publication date:
06/06/2013
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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