Wuhanese-American comics artist Laura Gao untangles Messy Roots

Laura Gao's graphic memoir, Messy Roots, will be out this month. It tells her coming-of-age story as she deals with racism and identity struggles. PHOTOS: LAURA GAO, BALZER & BRAY
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SINGAPORE - In early 2020, as the Chinese city of Wuhan became an epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic, the name Wuhan became anathema around the world.

For Laura Gao, a cartoonist born in Wuhan and based in San Francisco, the United States, it was doubly heartbreaking to see her home town marginalised abroad as her relatives in China lived in uncertainty and fear.

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