PODCAST: The Last Cherry Blossom, a story of survival

24 January 2020

Yuriko was just a 12 year-old growing up in Hiroshima, when the devastating mushroom cloud enveloped the city in the morning of 6 August 1945.

Kathleen Burkinshaw’s novel The Last Cherry Blossom, tells Yuriko’s extraordinary survival story, a journey inspired by the life of the author’s mother, laying bare the importance of nuclear disarmament.

For this edition of our podcast show, The Lid is On, Ana Carmo spoke to Ms. Burkinshaw when she came to talk about the book, at the UN Bookshop in New York last year.

Music Credit: Hiroshima by Pierce Murphy

Audio Credit: 1945: Year of Decision, United Nations

Audio Credit:
Ana Carmo, UN News
Audio Duration:
14'31"

 

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