This week in the Small Press Spotlight, we’re checking out the collaborative graphic novel Khiem by siblings Yasmine and Djibril Morissette-Phan. The book from Fairsquare Comics follows the stories of three generations of women in their family from the ’50s in Vietnam to the ’70s and ’80s in Montreal to the 2000s with Yasmine. 

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All their lives, Yasmine and Djibril have heard of their mother’s old country, Vietnam. But it was more a far distant land with lots of folklore more than a real place in their mind.

Too often, immigrants bring fragments of their culture with them, pass them on to their seeds, but the reality remains sketchy to those descendants. Yasmine and Djibril decided to reconnect with their mother’s ancestral home and confront themselves with the realities of Vietnam.

What they found will leave them change forever. Khiem is a poignant story about the past, the present and the future. About generations. A journey about reconnecting with your own roots.

To purchase Khiem, click here. Check out a preview below!