kaya publishes books of the asian pacific diaspora


Some 87 years after Shōson Nagahara’s gritty stories of survival were published in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo for a Japanese immigrant readership, Kaya Press brings you the first-ever English translation of these forgotten novellas: Lament in the Night, translated by Andrew Leong. Along with Nagahara’s writing, the book features dozens of archival photographs documenting Little […]


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