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Kaya Press is thrilled to announce the official launch of Gene Oishi’s novel, Fox Drum Bebop! Fox Drum Bebop is a retelling of the Japanese American narrative, a semi-autobiographical account of Gene Oishi’s own experiences during and after internment at a concentration camp. The author describes Fox Drum Bebop as his own way to “tell a story that was bigger than myself, to […]

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Last Tuesday, November 18th, Gene Oishi launched his novel Fox Drum Bebop with a modest celebration in Baltimore. Fifty people attended the event at the Mt. Washington Conference Center, hosted by Madeleine Mysko–a writer and friend of Oishi. The Ivy Bookshop provided a table for signings and sold out their copies of Fox Drum Bebop! After […]

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Get a sneak peak of Gene Oishi’s forthcoming novel Fox Drum Bebop (November 2014) in this special “Diaspora” feature of Asymptote Journal, featuring artwork by Hidetoshi Yamada. “It should not have been a surprise that the FBI arrested her husband on the first night of the war. Seiji was the leader of the community, and […]

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04/17

Kaya Press celebrates 20 years of publishing innovative Asian Pacific American and Asian diasporic literature in San Francisco, April 16 – 19, in conjunction with the Association for Asian American Studies Conference. Kaya 20th Anniversary Reading at City Lights Bookstore | Thursday April 17 | 7:30 p.m. | 261 Columbus Avenue at Broadway Come to […]

03/16

03/16

In Fox Drum Bebop (Kaya Press, April 2014), author Gene Oishi gives us glimpses into the life of Hiroshi Kono, from the time Hiroishi  is eight-years-old and living in rural California to his time in an Arizona internment camp and far into his adult life, exploring the reverberations of war and trauma. This week in Los Angeles, […]

 
 
 
 

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