The River with No Bridge

The River with No Bridge Written during the s this courageous work explores the intolerance and bigotry faced daily by Japan s largest minority group the Burakumin

  • Title: The River with No Bridge
  • Author: Sue Sumii Susan Wilkinson
  • ISBN: 9780804833271
  • Page: 366
  • Format: Paperback
  • Written during the 1960s, this courageous work explores the intolerance and bigotry faced daily by Japan s largest minority group, the Burakumin.

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    1. My friend, young Glaswegian in rural Japan, was teaching English as a foreign language every Tuesday evening to a small group of adults. Scrabbling around for a topic to discuss in English, he settled on the experience of burakumin. At the start of the class, he wrote the word across the blackboard and there was shock, there was horror, there was one old woman getting up to erase it. All of the students refused to discuss burakumin.When he told the story to the other foreigners, we all rolled o [...]

    2. The story in this book was very engaging and left me wishing I could read the original in its original language. So much is lost in translation, and if the translation left me wondering every time I read it, I wonder what the original would have invoked. I was saddened to learn that out of the seven volumes that Sue Sumii wrote, only this first volume has been translated into English. The characters, especially Koji, were easy to identify with and well-rounded. The issues of discrimination posed [...]

    3. The River with No Bridge is the first volume in a series centering on a poor, outcaste family in Japan around 1910. Only the first volume is available in translation.If you're looking for a novel about the plight of those discriminated against, you might find this book long and rambling. It contains a great deal of information about period poor, rural life as well as discrimination. It's more like a biography of the younger son of the family than a story with a standard three-act structure.As de [...]

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