kaya publishes books of the asian pacific diaspora


All of us here at Kaya are ecstatic to announce the official publication of our reprinting of H.T. Tsiang’s 1937 novel And China Has Hands! We’ve been so excited about this book. On 10/19, we celebrated the life and work of H.T. Tsiang at our USC event, Radical Failure as Revolutionary Agitprop. There, we heard from Floyd Cheung, the scholar and […]


Nicky Sa-eun Schildkraut, Kaya’s latest poet, launched her debut collection Magnetic Refrain at The Last Bookstore in Downtown Los Angeles on February 9th. The cavernous bookstore–named one of the 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World–had a robust Saturday afternoon crowd of friends and poetry lovers. Nicky shared the stage with poet Lee Herrick, author […]


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— Junot Díaz