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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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Critic Aaron Bady at the New Inquiry recently highlighted Shailja Patel’s MIGRITUDE on his blog Zunguzungu. Patel’s text is part memoir and part political history, a hybrid of poetry and performance in written form to create a portrait of women’s lives and migrant journeys. It nearly topped Bady’s list of African must-reads. He movingly describes the impact of […]

04/17

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04/17

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Kaya Press celebrates 20 years of publishing innovative Asian Pacific American and Asian diasporic literature in San Francisco, April 16 – 19, in conjunction with the Association for Asian American Studies Conference. Kaya 20th Anniversary Reading at City Lights Bookstore | Thursday April 17 | 7:30 p.m. | 261 Columbus Avenue at Broadway Come to […]

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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.

04/02

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04/02

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From South Asian Kenyans struggling under the threat of expulsion, to Samoan girls on the cusp of womanhood, to a word-obsessed, multiracial Aussie piecing together his family’s past through fragments of letters and half-forgotten stories. The characters found in Kaya Press books are as provocative and nuanced as the writers who give them voice. Celebrate […]

 
 
 
 

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