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Woven Fibers and Broken Threads: Katherine Agyemaa Agard’s of colour

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To be imbricated in hundreds of years of colonial violence is to be entangled in colorist logics and stories of loss and belonging that are rarely linear or singular.

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The Burden of Translation: Talking with Leonora Simonovis

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Leonora Simonovis discusses her debut collection, STUDY OF THE RAFT.

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The Trauma of Surviving: Tastes Like War by Grace M. Cho

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Amid all this survival, Cho carries the reader through with the comfort of food.

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Performing Violence: A Conversation with Jocelyn Nicole Johnson

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Jocelyn Nicole Johnson discusses her debut story collection, MY MONTICELLO.

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Of Language and Lineage: Carlina Duan’s Alien Miss

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All the while, the sound of the poetry behind the telling is sharp, rhythmic, and controlled.

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Tracing the Wolf

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To brand myself with something I feared and sought to subdue seemed like a reclamation.

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Reinventing the Truth: A Conversation with Anna Qu

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Anna Qu discusses her debut memoir, MADE IN CHINA.

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We Are More: Shattering the Ethnic Monolith Myth in The Gimmicks

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To say the past is in the past ignores the abundant ways it controls their lived experience.

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Hope Is the Last Bastion: Talking with Suchitra Vijayan

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Suchitra Vijayan discusses her new book, MIDNIGHT’S BORDERS.

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Making Space for Curiosity: A Conversation with Pik-Shuen Fung

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Pik-Shuen Fung discusses her debut novel, GHOST FOREST.

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That Moment of Transition: Talking with Musa Okwonga

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Musa Okwonga discusses IN THE END, IT WAS ALL ABOUT LOVE and ONE OF THEM.

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We Are More: Show Me Your Teeth

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Despite growing up in a predominately white suburb, my family never had a white dentist.

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Place, Patois, and a Pinch of Politics: A Conversation with Celeste Mohammed

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Celeste Mohammed discusses her debut novel-in-stories, PLEASANTVIEW.

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Carrying the Stories of Our Ancestors: A Conversation with Anjali Enjeti

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Anjali Enjeti discusses SOUTHBOUND and THE PARTED EARTH.

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Nepantla and Radical Empathy: Talking with Sergio Troncoso

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Sergio Troncoso discusses his new anthology, NEPANTLA FAMILIAS.

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We Are More: The Docent and the Novelist

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I’ve been explaining the Armenian Genocide all my life.

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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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Asking the Right Questions: Yaa Gyasi’s Transcendent Kingdom

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Transcendent Kingdom becomes an experiment in itself.

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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 Fine Line Between Nihilism and Hope: Talking with Ahmed Naji

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Ahmed Naji discusses his new memoir, ROTTEN EVIDENCE.

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Westward, Onward

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It comes down to this: I feel the need to prove I belong here.

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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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History as a Bridge to Belonging: A Conversation with Caroline Kim

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Caroline Kim discusses her debut collection, THE PRINCE OF MOURNFUL THOUGHTS AND OTHER STORIES.

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