New Homes, Other Homes: Emigration and Immigration

2018-05-08T13:12:18+00:00

There are many amazing stories about moving from somewhere to elsewhere, about the process of elsewhere becoming somewhere. Take Rabindranath Maharaj's The Amazing Absorbing Boy - literally, amazing. It's right there on the cover. It's a real favourite of mine, in which seventeen-year-old Samuel reads comic books in Trinidad to

New Homes, Other Homes: Emigration and Immigration 2018-05-08T13:12:18+00:00

Chinese Girls: In Fiction, In Photos

2017-05-18T10:09:14+00:00

Bette Bao Lord's In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson (1984) opens when Bandit is living in China in her grandparents' home. She is ten years old (nine in Western birthdays) and she is about to learn that she will be going to live in the United States.

Chinese Girls: In Fiction, In Photos 2017-05-18T10:09:14+00:00

Between Generations: Two Novels and a Memoir

2017-07-24T14:37:40+00:00

Cristina Henriquez’s The Book of Unknown Americans (2014) Bond Street Books - Random House, 2014 It’s risky, fragmenting narration into a large number of voices, but it’s the perfect format for a novel about the experiences of newcomers to the United States, who can have an astonishing variety

Between Generations: Two Novels and a Memoir 2017-07-24T14:37:40+00:00