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In honor of Women’s History Month, we put together a special package of Kaya backlist titles including Sam Chanse’s one-woman play Lydia’s Funeral Video, Lisa Chen’s poetry collection Mouth, and Sia Figiel’s debut novel, Where We Once Belonged—about thirteen-year-old Alofa Filiga as she navigates the mores and restrictions of her village, Malaefou, and comes to […]

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After much anticipation, Kim Bo Young’s English debut novel On the Origins of Species and Other Stories is available for pre-order, and will be published in May 2021! Straddling science fiction, fantasy and myth, the writings of award-winning author Bo Young Kim have garnered a cult following in South Korea, where she is widely acknowledged as […]

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Meet Stephen CuUnjieng, Kaya Press’ Smoking Hot Matching Gift Angel Donor and Advisory Board Member! Lover of literature and maker of deals, philanthropist qua investment banker Stephen CuUnjieng knows a thing or two about making things happen. Dreaming big is one of Stephen’s specialties—as is spotting potential and getting deals over the finish line—and he […]

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In the year 2020, we’ve swung wildly from dread and despair to hope. Yet at the heart of all of the calamity — the coronavirus pandemic and its economic repercussions, etc. — has also been a global call to unite and protect the values that make us all human. A call to our ancestors, who […]

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The theme of the third and final installment of Publishing Projects from UCLA students in Asian American Publishing with Kaya Press is Unheard Voices. Each of these pieces seeks to give a platform to writers, makers, and people that don’t traditionally fit the confines of societal or social expectation, and amplify the voices of the […]

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Part two of our series highlighting new zines by UCLA students is here! These students in Neelanjana Banerjee’s class, entitled Asian American Studies 104B: Asian American Publishing with Kaya Press, sought to fully integrate the theme of the class into their work, and this group of publications focused on various Asian and Asian American stories […]

 
 
 
 

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— Junot Díaz