Farewell to Manzanar Excerpt. Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston. In her book Farewell to Manzanar, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston tells the story of what it was like to be. Clarify your understanding by rereading passages, summarizing, or slowing down your reading pace. As you read the excerpt from Farewell to Manzanar, use a. this excerpt from her memoir, think about her first impressions of the camp. Section 4 Excerpt from Farewell to Manzanar by James D. Houston and Jeanne.

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He was tall for a Japanese man, nearly six feet, lean and hard and healthy-skinned from the sea. Only the dead and the injured remained. Several months later, his family learned he was imprisoned in a federal prison in Fort Lincoln, N. Your purchase helps support NPR programming.

There was no point to it. To the FBI every radio owner was a potential saboteur. The next morning I awoke long after sunup. But this wasn’t enough. But The Nereid was his manzanra. I remember clinging to her legs, wondering why excerppt was crying. That afternoon the authorities agreed to bring the young cook back into camp. They would have to check the nets again, and check the fuel tanks again, and run back to the grocery store for some more cigarettes, and then somehow everything had been done, and they were easing away from the wharf, joining the line of boats heading out past the lighthouse, into the harbor.


He had another smaller boat, called The Wak a a short version of our namewhich he kept in Santa Monica, where we lived.

Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. This was the beginning of a terrible, frantic time for all my family. He had been trying to organize a Kitchen Workers’ Union and had recently charged the camp’s chief steward, a Caucasian, with stealing sugar and meat from the warehouses to sell on the black market.

Papa’s was an extreme case. The garewell cook’s arrest became the immediate and popular cause that triggered the riot. This kind of emasculation was suffered, in one form or another, by all the men interned at Manzanar.

But I remember the except quiet in the camp the morning before it began, that heavy atmosphere threat of something about to burst. Most of the houses had radios with a short-wave band and a high aerial on the roof so that wives could make contact with the fishing boats during these long cruises.

Bantam Books reissue edition. Some have called this an anniversary demonstration organized by militantly pro-Japan forces in the camp.

That night Papa burned the flag he had brought with him from Hiroshima thirty-five years earlier. Meanwhile the mob heading for the police station had been met by a detachment of military police carrying submachine guns and M-1s. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player.

Ten children and a lot of hard luck had worn him down, had worn away most of the arrogance he came to this country with. No one had ever seen anything like this before. With the bells and the MP jeeps patrolling up and down the streets, I was a long time getting to sleep. Few men who spent time there will talk about it more than that. Book Summary The American-born author describes her family’s experiences and impressions when they were forced to relocate to a camp for the Japanese in Owens Valley, California, called Manzanar, during World War II, detailing how she, among others, survived in a place except oppression, confusion, and manaznar.

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Papa had a mustache then. He burned a lot of papers too, documents, anything that might suggest he still had some connection with Japan. In typical Japanese fashion, they all wanted to be independent commercial fisherman, yet they almost always fished together. When they failed to find their man, this half of the crowd moved off in search o others on their “death list.

Excerpt: ‘Farewell to Manzanar’

Everything just came boiling up at once. Some were simply being questioned and released.

He was not only an alien; he held a commercial fishing license, and in the early days of the war the FBI was picking up all such men, for fear they were somehow making contact with enemy ships off the coast. Since sugar and meat were both in short supply, and since it was rumored that infants had died manzanwr saccharin mixed into formulas as a sugar substitute, these charges were widely believed.