Ground Zero Nagasaki: Stories

Gwyn McClelland

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Nagasaki was the second city to experience a nuclear attack at the end of WWII,
seventy years ago. As we approach this anniversary, Paul Warham’s translation of Seirai Yuichi’s novel presents a fascinating window on the world view of the Catholic community, who were concentrated around Ground Zero in Nagasaki, in the locality of Urakami. Narratives such as that of the Christian minority divulge a lesser known history of Nagasaki. Here, we read of atomic memory touched by the themes of guilt, persecution and also resurrection.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-112
Number of pages7
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Nagasaki
  • Ground Zero
  • Catholicism
  • atomic memory
  • 70th anniversary
  • nuclear bomb
  • World War II
  • hidden Christians
  • persecution
  • resurrection

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