Capstone Project (Open Access)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Humanities & Communication
This creative-nonfiction project encapsulates a Japanese family diaspora to America beginning in the late 1880s. Through short stories, poems, and monologues, the author expresses familial struggles such as living in a foreign land and being Japanese in White America. The author reflects on her grandparents' time in the Japanese internment camps where they faced hardship and hegemonic oppression as well as her father's experience of growing up Japanese-American in Los Angeles. The stories weave together history, hardship, and race to create a unique diaspora story.
Ikemiya, Morgan, ""Name Her Reiko!": The Ikemiya Diaspora" (2019). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 461.