Interview with Jin Okubo


Thank you so much for the interview. And the book review. I hope you are doing well.

Cristian Mihai

1. First, tell us a bit about yourself.

I was born in Mexico, still I know little about my life there having moved to California when I was four. My time in California was at a unique point in history. I can say that as the mild racism towards those of Hispanic decent was at one point tolerated. This was especially true for the families of migrant workers.
My mother wanted more from us and so she worked hard to build a home in a small town in the Santa Barbara Mountains, what made it unique was the image of myself where I was neither an insider nor an outsider. I was a paradox caught between two communities, the white community and the Hispanic one.

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