Documenting history

The manga Barefoot Gen will be included in an exhibit marking the 60th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, according to

Organizers said officials in Paris decided to include the manga display because the artform is hugely popular in France among young people.

Barefoot Gen is the story of a young boy caught up in the bombing and its aftermath, and is based on author Keiji Nakazawa’s own experiences. More on the book, including sample pages, is here, and an Asahi article about the author is here.

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