The Night Before Goodbye
Mitsuye (May) Yamada is a Japanese-American author. She and her family, being of Japanese ancestry, were sent to an internment camp in the U. S. during World War II. Yamada’s anthology, Camp Notes, and Other Poems (1976) describes this miserable experience. One poem from this anthology is called “The Night Before Goodbye.” This poem concerns how a mother is mending her daughter’s clothing in an internment camp. The family activities thus are threatened by such unjust imprisonment. (The following entries describe this poem and other writings by Yamada concerning the internment camps.)
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