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Tei: A Memoir of the End of War and Beginning of Peace

by Catherina Depaz

Staff Writer

Tei Fujiwara’s book is a historical memoir of one woman’s journey to save her family. The year is 1945 and the Soviets have declared war on Japan. Fujiwara is forced to leave her home in Manchuria, a Japanese-controlled state in China, to flee the oncoming Soviet invasion. Through many difficult trials, she attempts to make it back to Japan with her children, starved but not defeated, in the hope of starting a new life.

Tei: A Memoir of the End of War and Beginning of Peace, by Tei Fujiwara Translated by Nana V. Mizushima.
Tonnbo Books, Nonfiction.

Fujiwara’s spirit radiates through the pages and her love for her children is unmistakable. Her emotional memoir, written over 60 years ago and now available in English, will inspire thought and feeling as she shares her struggle and her will to survive.