Hiromi Goto

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  • Sally Chivers

Japanese-Canadian prose writer Hiromi Goto was born in 1966 in Chiba-Ken, Japan, and much of her writing incorporates a reimagination of the space of Japan into the Canadian prairies of her childhood. Her family moved to the west coast of British Columbia in 1969 and then to the small Alberta town of Nanton, with a population of 1300. Goto’s early move influences much of her writing, appearing both as a recurring setting and as a symbol of Canadian racism against people perceived as foreign.

Goto studied English at the University of Calgary and took part in the university’s renowned Creative Writing program under the tutelage of Nicole Markotic, Aritha Van Herk, and Fred Wah. Her ongoing anti-racist stance shares …

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Chivers, Sally. "Hiromi Goto". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 17 December 2004
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