kaya publishes books of the asian pacific diaspora


Kaya Press is thrilled to announce the official launch of Gene Oishi’s novel, Fox Drum Bebop! Fox Drum Bebop is a retelling of the Japanese American narrative, a semi-autobiographical account of Gene Oishi’s own experiences during and after internment at a concentration camp. The author describes Fox Drum Bebop as his own way to “tell a story that was bigger than myself, to […]


Last Tuesday, November 18th, Gene Oishi launched his novel Fox Drum Bebop with a modest celebration in Baltimore. Fifty people attended the event at the Mt. Washington Conference Center, hosted by Madeleine Mysko–a writer and friend of Oishi. The Ivy Bookshop provided a table for signings and sold out their copies of Fox Drum Bebop! After […]


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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