Fighting prejudice in Japan: The families of Hansen's disease patients speak out

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TitleFighting prejudice in Japan: The families of Hansen's disease patients speak out
Publication TypeBook
AuthorsKurosaka A
PublisherTrans Pacific Press
Year of Publication2019
Series TitleJapanese Society Series
Publication Languageeng
Abstract

This collection of twelve life stories delves into the experiences of families of Hansen’s Disease (Leprosy) patients who tell their own stories in their own words. In detailed interviews spanning more than ten years, Ai Kurosaka presents their struggles from the previously neglected perspective of family members of patients. The storytellers tell how they were torn by experiences of separation, discrimination and broken relationships.