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#AsianAmericanPacificIslanderHeritageMonth
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The Farm: A Novel | Joanne Ramos
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American Born Chinese | Gene Luen Yang
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hjreviews This looks gorgeous! 6mo
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The Ghost Bride | Yangsze Choo
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I selected this for my #library #bookclub for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month for May. Are you reading any books by Asian authors to celebrate this month? #AsianAmericanPacificIslanderHeritageMonth #asianauthor

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God's Will for Monsters | Rachelle Cruz
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Painful, good, short book of poetry with some formal gestures - the pantoum “How to Pray,” in particular, is a fantastic and gorgeously unexpected. (A pantoum, the French/English version of the Malayan pantun berkait, according to Wikipedia 😉, takes the second and fourth line of a quatrain and repeats them as the first and third lines of the next stanza.) The entire book reminded me of Sofia Samatar‘s “Ogres of East Africa” - taking ... ⬇️⬇️

suzisteffen ... colonial gaze and even actual colonial myths and suppositions and repositioning them from the point of view of the colonized. Here‘s “Ogres” - https://uncannymagazine.com/article/ogres-east-africa/ 7mo
suzisteffen In this book, the repositioning is complicated by the Catholicism that the colonized also took on, fully, more fully perhaps than the colonizers. And of course there‘s also *pans camera around dramatically* all of US history of racism and white power over Filipinx folks, not to mention sexism. “What We Learned from K., 1997,” is superb about the latter. 7mo
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