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A Mom, A Daughter And The Ocean In-Between 11

Growing up mixed-race in America, author Elizabeth Miki Brina blamed her immigrant Japanese mother for her outsider status without ever considering her mother’s own life, lived on the fringe. She joins host Krys Boyd to talk about her efforts to reframe her life’s experiences through her mother’s eyes, and her attempts to understand the pain and loneliness of what it was like for her to leave her homeland behind. Her book is “Speak, Okinawa: A Memoir.”