The Cost of Belonging: Augusto Higa Oshiro’s The Enlightenment of Katzuo Nakamatsu

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In this vortex of language and culture, the translator’s task is all the more essential and Jennifer Shyue’s translation from Spanish is both precise and poetic. In addition to the music of the prose, Shyue does justice to the multiple vernacular at play, bringing two unlike cultures into the portrait of a single man.