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Get a sneak peak of Gene Oishi’s forthcoming novel Fox Drum Bebop (November 2014) in this special “Diaspora” feature of Asymptote Journal, featuring artwork by Hidetoshi Yamada. “It should not have been a surprise that the FBI arrested her husband on the first night of the war. Seiji was the leader of the community, and […]

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Amarnath Ravva’s meditative memoir American Canyon will be officially launching in October, but it’s already starting to create buzz online. Here’s a great interview with KCRW’s Lisa Napoli about Ravva’s inspiration for the book: “It had to do with my displacement, my fractured identity, having one foot in the past in India, and another in […]

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We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who came out to visit our Smokin’ Hot Indie Lit Lounge this past weekend at the LA Times Festival of Books. Thanks to all of you, we had a successful two days of book-making, game-playing, workshops, author hangouts, and readings. Take a look at our […]

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On February 27, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center will unveil its first in-depth look on Indian Americans and their contributions to United States history. “Beyond Bollywood” will be on display at the Smithsonian for one year before touring libraries, community centers, and museums throughout the country. Among the exhibit’s featured artists will be Kaya […]

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On February 9, Kaya author Shailja Patel appeared on the UC Davis radio station’s New Day Jazz, to discuss her book Migritude. To hear her interview (and a great set of jazz and soul), visit New Day Jazz host Justin Desmangles’s blog here.

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On Monday, February 17, Ma-Yi Theater Company & Playwrights Horizons will present MGA KASABIHAN / WORDS OF WISDOM, a benefit to raise funds for people affected by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. The performance will consist of several short plays, including one written by Kaya author Sam Chanse of forthcoming Lydia’s Funeral Video. As the New York Times reported earlier this […]

 
 
 
 

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