John Okada Essays
Tearing Down and Building Up: The Dismantlement and Reconstruction of Identity in John Okada's No-No Boy
Frank Chin’s gripping afterword to the novel No-No Boy emphasizes the crucial influence of John Okada’s literary pursuits in his own life as an Asian-American writer. In a world where words had formerly danced across the pages of books to the sole...
Shifting Identities: Racial Conflict in No-No Boy College
John Okada’s No-No Boy illustrates the racial conflicts between the Japanese-American community and American popular culture as well as differing views on assimilation among Japanese-Americans themselves. Kenji, who suffers from a fatal wound...