Arts & Expression, East Asian, Visual Art
Artist Shizuye Takashima was eleven years old during the Second World War when she and her family along with 22,000 other Canadians of Japanese origin were removed from their homes on the west coast of Canada and sent to internment camps in the interior. She would spend the next three years there and the memory of that bewildering time remained so real to her that 30 years later she could reproduce it in words and paintings of remarkable vividness.
She is the author of A Child in Prison Camp. Read an excerpt at this link.