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An immersive Filipino American family memoir grapples with U.S. immigration and colonialism

Albert Samaha’s memoir, Concepcion: Conquest, Colonialism, and an Immigrant Family’s Fate, is an exceedingly readable work of nonfiction that weaves together intimate family history with a macro-view of world history. That Samaha is an...

Jane Wong discusses her latest poetry collection, “How To Not Be Afraid of Everything”

Jane Wong’s highly anticipated second collection, How To Not Be Afraid Of Everything debuts this October. Jane Wong, alongside also-not-to-be-missed co-readers Anastacia Rene and Chen Chen, will celebrate her book’s launch at 6 PM...

Two Filipina-American writers grapple with the legacies and consequences of colonialism, late-state capitalism,...

I’ll say immediately that is a strange time to be writing book reviews, not because books are less important or because folks read less but because when I said yes to reviewing these books,...

Rick Barot—Claiming space beyond this corner of the world

Rick Barot was born in the Philippines, grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and attended Wesleyan University and The Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa. He is the author of three...