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Posts Tagged: immigrant

Both Trauma and Sin: Elizabeth Miki Brina’s Speak, Okinawa

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Speak, Okinawa is masterful at describing the internal dissonance that mixed race children can feel.

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The Lure of the Process: Talking with Chang-rae Lee

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Chang-rae Lee discusses his new novel, MY YEAR ABROAD.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Dr. Amra Sabic-El-Rayess

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“The difference with memorializing my story is that I have invited others to live it, for a moment.”

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Making a Shelter of Language: A Conversation with Bhaswati Ghosh

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Bhaswati Ghosh discusses her debut novel, VICTORY COLONY, 1950.

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A Language for Extinction: Zaina Alsous’s A Theory of Birds

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And if you ask of her to come to you, her answer is refusal.

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The Danger Is Beauty: Talking with Éireann Lorsung

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Éireann Lorsung discusses her new collection of poetry, THE CENTURY.

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That Little Bit of Magic: A Conversation with Ramiza Shamoun Koya

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Ramiza Shamoun Koya discusses her debut novel, THE ROYAL ABDULS.

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Pursuing the Unattainable: A Conversation with Zaina Arafat

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Zaina Arafat discusses her debut novel, YOU EXIST TOO MUCH.

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Poetry as Archeology: Talking with Roy G. Guzmán

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Roy G. Guzmán discusses their debut collection, CATRACHOS.

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Queer Disruptions: Talking with Bishakh Som

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Bishakh Som discusses her debut graphic story collection, APSARA ENGINE.

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Panning for Gold: A Conversation with C Pam Zhang

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C Pam Zhang discusses her debut novel, HOW MUCH OF THESE HILLS IS GOLD.

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Negotiating Girlhood: A Conversation with Jaquira Díaz

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Jaquira Díaz discusses her debut memoir, ORDINARY GIRLS.

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ENOUGH: Good Girls Don’t Sing

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A Rumpus series of work by women and non-binary writers that engages with rape culture, sexual assault, and domestic violence.

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A Parcel of Stories: Hard Damage by Aria Aber

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The speaker in Hard Damage, it seems, is writing herself to life.

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Introducing Lamoishe and Hezbollah Schoenfeld

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I nearly got disowned over my decision not to pass on the family name.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Nicole Dennis-Benn

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Nicole Dennis-Benn discusses her second novel, PATSY.

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An East African Girl and Her White Troubadours

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I was a lonely, dreamy, occasionally silly girl.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #177: Grace Talusan

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“I was moved to write the unspeakable and unsayable.”

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Sally Wen Mao

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Sally Wen Mao discusses her new collection, OCULUS.

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Which Flame Is Mine?: A Conversation with Rajiv Mohabir

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Rajiv Mohabir discusses his second collection, The Cowherd’s Son, his work as a translator, and resisting erasure in a racist America.

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Both Outsider and Participant: Thousand Star Hotel by Bao Phi

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In Thousand Star Hotel, the bilingual writer’s struggle with expressing himself in English becomes a metaphor for the immigrant’s struggle with navigating the host nation’s hostile-yet-lucrative social terrain.

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TORCH: An Alien, Ineligible for Participation

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That a bumbling demagogue would be able to take this institutional racism and weaponize it is, then, not really a surprise. The seeds for this hate were planted a long time ago.

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