San Antonio’s January Book Club

San Antonio’s January Book Club

NOTE: Reservation is under Jenny & there will be a sign on the table.

About the book

Speak, Okinawa by Elizabeth Miki Brina

Elizabeth’s mother was working as a nightclub hostess on U.S.-occupied Okinawa when she met the American soldier who would become her husband. The language barrier and power imbalance that defined their early relationship followed them to the predominantly white, upstate New York suburb where they moved to raise their only daughter. There, Elizabeth grew up with the trappings of a typical American childhood and adolescence. Yet even though she felt almost no connection to her mother’s distant home, she also felt out of place among her peers.

Decades later, Elizabeth comes to recognize the shame and self-loathing that haunt both her and her mother, and attempts a form of reconciliation, not only to come to terms with the embattled dynamics of her family but also to reckon with the injustices that reverberate throughout the history of Okinawa and its people. Clear-eyed and profoundly humane, Speak, Okinawa is a startling accomplishment–a heartfelt exploration of identity, inheritance, forgiveness, and what it means to be an American.

Buy the book Discussion Questions

Date

Jan 29 2022
Expired!

Time

January 29th at 3 PM
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Copa Wine Bar & Tasting Room

Location

Copa Wine Bar & Tasting Room
Copa Wine Bar & Tasting Room. 19141 Stone Oak Pkwy Ste. 704, San Antonio, TX 78258
Category

Organizer

Jenny Madison

2 Comments

  1. Jeanne Sablik says:

    I hope this worked. It is the 3rd or 4th time I tried it this month.

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