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Comfort woman : a Filipina's story of prostitution and slavery under the Japanese military / Maria Rosa Henson ; introduction by Yuki Tanaka ; foreword by Cynthia Enloe

Publication | Library Call Number: D810.C698 H47 2017
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"In April 1943, fifteen-year-old Maria Rosa Henson was taken by Japanese soldiers occupying the Philippines and forced into prostitution as a 'comfort woman.' In this simply told yet powerfully moving autobiography, Rosa recalls her childhood as the illegitimate daughter of a wealthy landowner, her work for Huk guerrillas, her wartime ordeal, and her marriage to a rebel leader who left her to raise their children alone. Her triumph against all odds is embodied by her decision to go public with the secret she had held close for fifty years. Now in a second edition with a new introduction and foreword that bring the ongoing controversy over the comfort women to the present, this powerful memoir will be essential reading for all those concerned with violence against women"--Back cover.

Variant Title
Filipina's story of prostitution and slavery under the Japanese military
Asian voices
Asian voices (Rowman and Littlefield, Inc.)
Henson, Maria Rosa, 1927- author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017]
Includes bibliographical references
Second edition
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