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Nihonjin

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Original Language: Portuguese | 176 pp. | 2011

2 Seas Represents: Dutch, World English and Scandinavian Rights.

Rights Sold: Brazil/Japanese (Nikkei Bungaku), Film rights (TV Pinguim).

Winner of Benvirá Prize for Literature and Bunkyo Award for Literature (2011) and Jabuti Award for best novel (2012)

Over 30,000 copies sold

English sample available

LITERARY FICTION | FICTIONAL MEMOIR

It is a fictional memoir narrated by the protagonist’s grandson telling the story of a family of Japanese immigrants along eight decades of the 20th century. Hideo Inabata arrives to Brazil with his wife and faces hardwork on the coffee plantations, the difficulty of adaptation to the new country, discrimination and restrictions of individual freedom during the Second World War. The brazilianization and political-ideological positions of his son and the interracial marriage of his daughter are reasons for major conflicts.

Nakasato is considered one of the strongest voices in new Brazilian fiction nowadays.
Winner of Benvirá Prize for Literature and the Bunkyo Award for Literature in 2011 and Jabuti Award for best novel in 2012, NIHONJIN was also considered one of the ten best works of Brazilian literature according to the reviewers of Homoliteratus site. It is also among the 20 best narratives of the last 20 years according to a poll conducted by the newspaper Cândido, in 2014.