Haikus on a Plum Tree is Mujah’s visual memoir, a film in progress – a window into the story of her family saga. Her grandmother Topazia Alliata, a Sicilian princess, painter, and World War II survivor together with her husband, the anthropologist/ethnologist Fosco Maraini, and her three daughters, kept a dairy of their imprisonment in a Japanese concentration camp that is the seed of the story Mujah unfolds through her project. A fascinating perspective into their experience, their choices, and how that still impacts the generation/s that followed.
Pencil in a Concentration Camp, the poem at the beginning, is read and written by John Minczeski and dedicated to Topazia Alliata. It is part of a book of poems called Circle Routes (Akron Series in Poetry).
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