Graphic Nonfiction by
Keum Suk Gendry-Kim
from the Korean
Before and during World War II, the nation of Japan occupied Korea. The novel Grass tells the true story of a Korean girl's life during that era, in her own words.
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Name of the narrator, the oldest daughter in the family.
"Oh, dear" or "Oh, my gosh" in Korean, pronounced something like "a-eeko." (See the Context tab for details.)
- "Comfort woman"
A Japanese term for a girl or woman forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese army during World War II.
First published in English in Words Without Borders' February 2019 issue: International Graphic Novels: Volume XIII.