Asahi Newspaper Advertisement of Roots

From Playing in the Shadows: Fictions of Race and Blackness in Postwar Japanese Literature by Will Bridges

  • African-American and African Studies
  • Literary Studies
  • Asian Studies:Japan
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  • Figure 2. Advertisement in the 1 October 1977 evening edition of the Asahi Shimbun for the Japanese television premier of Roots. Above the English title, the story is framed as “a message of the spirit for all mankind” or, as the superimposed Japanese over the English title suggests, a message of the spirit for men of all kinds.