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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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The following is an excerpt from the beginning of Amarnath Ravva’s American Canyon, which will be published by Kaya this spring. JULY 23, 2003. 6:32 AM > 00:00:00:00 Ravi yells, don’t go too far into the water—it’s deep and the stones are slippery! At the top of the steps, he is looking through the viewfinder […]

 
 
 
 

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— Junot Díaz