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    OUR FAVORITE THINGS OF 2018: ASIAN AMERICAN EDITION

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    Dec 31
    It has been a great year for Asian American poetry. Diana Khoi Nguyen’s Ghost of (Omnidawn) and Jenny Xie’s Eye Level (Graywolf), both gorgeous debuts I’ve been recommending to everyone, were finalists for the National Book Award for Poetry. Many more have been included on the year’s “Best Of”...
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    THE COSTS OF A BEING A KOREAN FEMALE BODY: A REVIEW OF WHITE CHRYSANTHEMUM BY MARY LYNN BRACHT

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    Sep 26, 2018
    In Mary Lynn Bracht’s debut novel White Chrysanthemum, the sounds of the sea, the taste of salt and the cool breeze off the sea’s current permeate the world of Hana, a 12-year-old girl on Jeju Island, South Korea. Hana is becoming a haenyeo, the Korean word for female deep-sea diver. Hana has a...
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    BANDI AND SURVIVING NORTH KOREA

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    May 5, 2018
    'The Accusation: Forbidden Stories From Inside North Korea' unravels seven stories by Bandi, the pseudonym for the writer who still resides in North Korea. Smuggled out by an escaping relative, Bandi’s manuscript was translated by Deborah Smith and is his first and only published book to date...