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Yoko's Diary
Author: Paul Ham

ISBN: 9780733331183
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1 May 2015
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 18.6 x 13.6 x 1.1
he discovered diary of Yoko, a 13-year-old Japanese girl who lived near Hiroshima during the war

The diary is one little girl's vision of her world as it closes in and destroys her. She is a highly intelligent child; but the full weight of Japanese propaganda can be felt through her thoughts and observations; she is also a classic example of the dutiful Japanese daughter, but one with a keenly observant eye. The book consists of Yoko's diary as well as a stirring prologue from Yoko's brother, a diary entry from Yoko's father after her death and a very moving letter of Yoko's death from the woman who nursed Yoko as she died. While the core of the book is Yoko's diary, it would also include information about the war, the Japanese way of life, Hiroshima today and extra material to complete a poignant and comprehensive view of one of history's most horrific events.

About the Author

Paul Ham is the author of the highly acclaimed Kokoda (HarperCollins, 2004) and the Australia correspondent of the London Sunday Times. He was born and educated in Australia and lives in Sydney, having spent ...

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