April 10, 2022, 4:00 – 5:00 PM CDT

APR 10 ONE BOOK, ONE ND featuring Kiku Hughes

A teenager is pulled back in time to witness her grandmother's experiences in World War II-era Japanese incarceration camps in Displacement, a historical graphic novel from Kiku Hughes.

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Time & Location

This is a 4-week virtual lecture series using the Zoom platform. A series of four lectures about Norse Mythology over a four-week period.

About the Event

Kiku Hughes is a Yonsei cartoonist based in the Seattle area. Her first graphic novel, Displacement, was published by First Second in 2020. Her work, published by Nickelodeon/Dark Horse, Short Box, Beyond Anthologies and more, explores themes of identity, queer romance, soft sci-fi and anti-capitalist futures.


Description: A teenager is pulled back in time to witness her grandmother's experiences in World War II-era Japanese incarceration camps in Displacement, a historical graphic novel from Kiku Hughes. Kiku is on vacation in San Francisco when suddenly she finds herself displaced to the 1940s Japanese-American internment camp that her late grandmother, Ernestina, was forcibly relocated to during World War II.


These displacements keep occurring until Kiku finds herself "stuck" back in time. Living alongside her young grandmother and other Japanese-American citizens in internment camps, Kiku gets the education she never received in history class. She witnesses the lives of Japanese-Americans who were denied their civil liberties and suffered greatly, but managed to cultivate community and commit acts of resistance in order to survive.


Kiku Hughes weaves a riveting, bittersweet tale that highlights the intergenerational impact and power of memory.


HND Value Statement

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this {article, book, exhibition, film, program, database, report, Web resource}, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or Humanities North Dakota.

However, in an increasingly polarized world, we at Humanities North Dakota believe that being open-minded is necessary to thinking critically and rationally.

Therefore, our programs and classes reflect our own open-mindedness in the inquiry, seeking, and acquiring of scholars to speak at our events and teach classes for our Public University.

To that end, we encourage our participants to join us in stepping outside our comfort zones and considering other perspectives and ideas by being open-minded while attending HND events featuring scholars who hold a variety of opinions, some being opposite of our own held beliefs.

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A teenager is pulled back in time to witness her grandmother's experiences in World War II-era Japanese incarceration camps in Displacement, a historical graphic novel from Kiku Hughes.

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