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Last Wednesday, February 18th, Amarnath Ravva and Andrew Lam joined USC’S APASS DESI Project and the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity to read from their works and discuss Asian-American identity. Amar opened with a reading from AMERICAN CANYON and accompanying video clips which are featured as stills in his debut. Andrew Lam followed with […]

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In an interview with Wasafiri, a British magazine for contemporary international writing, Shailja Patel explores social justice issues through her distinct perspective as an activist and poet. She traces her trajectory to activism from her first career in finance and contemplates the complexity of labels. “‘Activist’ as it’s used in Kenya is inadequate for me because […]

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“Read American Canyon not as a text about the immigrant’s loss of an Indian homeland, but as a text about the writer-filmmaker’s loss of material footage, his laboriously and lovingly constructed archive, which is reduced once again to the memories it was supposed to replace.” That is just part of the praise that Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan […]

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Experience the beauty of Amarnath Ravva’s AMERICAN CANYON by viewing one of the four book trailers. Check out our other social media sites for the other three! “In these moments between the endless chain of flowers, I think of the mothers who placed me here…”

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Emily Ballaine posted a review of Amarnath Ravva’s AMERICAN CANYON to The Improbable. In it, she praises Ravva’s hybridizing style and mastery of empty spaces. “American Canyon is a book that experiments with form, and when I say ‘experiment,’ I mean it in the truest sense of the word. I mean that Ravva approaches past […]

 
 
 
 

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