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Kiku Hughes’s Graphic Novels Expand Historical Understanding

Today is the third anniversary of the release of Displacement, a graphic novel exploring the ramifications of Japanese-American incarceration camps from the perspective of a young girl. It is an important narrative with a charming protagonist and beautiful graphics, created by Kiku Hughes.

Kiku Hughes is a cartoonist and illustrator based in Seattle, whose work often features sci-fi themes and queer and Asian-American characters and more.


Kiku Hughes on Japanese American Inter-Generational Trauma

FF2 Guest Post by Joycelyn Ghansah

On February 19, 1942 – barely two months after the government of Japan executed the military attack on Pearl Harbor (Hawaii) which brought the USA into World War II – President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066.

Since a large population of American citizens with Japanese heritage – including people who had been born in the USA as well as those who had completed the naturalization process – were known to reside on the west coast of the mainland, the American Army worked quickly to build rudimentary “relocation camps” for them.… read more.