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Hiroshima Bugi
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Hiroshima Bugi is an ingenious kabuki novel that begins in the ruins of the Atomic Bomb Dome, a new Rashomon Gate. Ronin Browne, the humane peace contender, is the hafu orphan son of Okichi, a Japanese boogie-woogie dancer, and Nightbreaker, an Anishinaabe from the White Earth Reservation who served as an interpreter for General Douglas MacArthur during the first year of the American occupation in Japan.
 
Ronin draws on samurai and native traditions to confront the moral burdens and passive notions of nuclear peace celebrated at the Peace Memorial Museum in Hiroshima. He creates a new calendar that starts with the first use of atomic weapons, Atomu One. Ronin accosts the spirits of the war dead at Yasukuni Jinga. He then marches into the national shrine and shouts to Tojo Hideki and other war criminals to come out and face the spirits of thousands of devoted children who were sacrificed at Hiroshima.
 
In Hiroshima Bugi: Atomu 57 acclaimed Anishinaabe writer Gerald Vizenor has created a dynamic meditation on nuclear devastation and our inability to grasp fully its presence or its legacy

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. 1. Ronin of Rashomon Gate
  2. pp. 1-5
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  1. Manidoo Envoy
  2. pp. 7-14
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  1. 2. Ronin of the Imperial Moat
  2. pp. 15-18
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  1. Manidoo Envoy
  2. pp. 19-25
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  1. 3. Ronin of Sagami Bay
  2. pp. 27-32
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  1. Manidoo Envoy
  2. pp. 33-37
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  1. 4. Ronin of the Peace Park
  2. pp. 39-47
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  1. Manidoo Envoy
  2. pp. 49-53
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  1. 5. Ronin of the Inu Shrine
  2. pp. 55-62
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  1. Manidoo Envoy
  2. pp. 63-73
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  1. 6. Ronin of the Black Rain
  2. pp. 75-84
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  1. Manidoo Envoy
  2. pp. 85-89
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  1. 7. Ronin of the Origami Cranes
  2. pp. 91-98
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  1. Manidoo Envoy
  2. pp. 99-104
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  1. 8. Ronin of the Invisible Tattoos
  2. pp. 105-112
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  1. Manidoo Envoy
  2. pp. 113-118
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  1. 9. Ronin of the Ainu Bears
  2. pp. 119-132
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  1. Manidoo Envoy
  2. pp. 133-141
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  1. 10. Ronin of Yasukuni Jinja
  2. pp. 143-155
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  1. Manidoo Envoy
  2. pp. 157-166
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  1. 11. Ronin of the Ginza
  2. pp. 167-173
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  1. Manidoo Envoy
  2. pp. 175-178
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  1. 12. Ronin of Matsue
  2. pp. 179-191
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  1. Manidoo Envoy
  2. pp. 193-196
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  1. 13. Ronin of Lafcadio Hearn
  2. pp. 197-203
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  1. Manidoo Envoy
  2. pp. 205-208
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