Dream of the Water Children: The Black Pacific

Excerpt from my book chapter: Kurombo 黒んぼ (Black Sambo)

Kurombo Shōwa Year 34 (1959)

black sambo / nigger / 黒んぼ   昭和 34

“Sometimes I go about in pity for myself, and all the while

a great wind is bearing me across the sky.”

Native American Ojibwa (Chippewa/Missessauga/Saulteaux ) saying

My earliest memories of life in Japan as a little child were that I played mostly. . . . alone.

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