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09/24

Kaya Press is thrilled to be participating in the inaugural Little Tokyo Book Festival! The fair will highlight work from Asian American authors through panel discussions, book signings, and more. This exciting, brand new event will be hosted by the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, one of the largest cultural and ethnic arts centers in the country. […]

03/29

03/29

Kaya is proud to present a reading at the Japanese American National Museum. Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 7:00pm Tateuchi Democracy Forum Japanese American National Museum 100 N Central Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 #LITinCOLOR will celebrate the invention and imagination of writers of color who seek to represent realities that lie outside of the mainstream imagination, […]

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Gene Oishi’s novel Fox Drum Bebop recently received a most insightful review by Jenny Xie, published in The Hopkins Review. In this review, Xie breaks down how Oishi portrays the protagonist Hiroshi Kono’s Japanese-American identity. She describes Oishi as “skilled and clear-eyed,” and the novel as impactful through “the ferocity of its voice.” You can read more of the review at this link.

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Asian American Literature Fans on Livejournal aims “to illuminate the wide ranging and expansive terrain of Asian American and Asian Anglophone literatures.” Back in April, they sang the praises of Gene Oishi’s FOX DRUM BEBOP and our press as a whole. The review emphasizes the book’s profundity, “Oishi is quite keen on elaborating upon not […]

08/15

08/15

This evening at LA MONOGATARI MATSURI, Gene Oishi will read from his debut novel Fox Drum Bebop, which focuses on how internment shaped one man’s entire life.  To get you excited for his Los Angeles appearance, we want to share two interviews  he did earlier in the year. The first is a must-hear interview with WYPR Radio and the second is […]

 
 
 
 

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