Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Four Immigrants Manga encountered in Nikkei Family Magazine

The current issue of Nikkei Family Magazine includes an article by Chiori Santiago, "Finding Ourselves in the Pages of a Book," which includes discussion of Four Immigrants Manga by Henry (Yoshitaka) Kiyama, translated and with an introduction by Frederik L. Schodt.

An excerpt from the feature:

"Four Immigrants is immediately engaging because it demonstrates that early arrivals survived partly through their sense of humor. What strikes me about more recent retrospectives of [Japanese American] history is their grim and mournful view of the injustices unquestionably heaped upon us; a litany of hurt recorded by younger writers who expect better treatment and can enjoy the luxury of indignation."