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date: 17 January 2021

Human Rights and Asian American Literature and Culture 

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture
Crystal ParikhCrystal Parikh

In her poem “The Watchtower,” Mitsuye Yamada pairs a brief description of the “one uniformed guard,” who monitors the Japanese Americans detained in the World War II internment camps, along with that of the teenagers who dance to a live band in a camp rec hall: “This is what we did with our days. / We loved and we lived / just like people.”... ...

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