It was just the right and wrong moment to leave, to go to China, to live in a country where the weight of blackness might not hinder your breathing. And yet, there were things you were afraid of losing.
The novelist talks about his favorite samurai movies, the violence of imperialism, and his struggle to remember Japan
How the feel-good politics of multiculturalism have blinded the literary world to the roots of racial inequality
Ferguson and readings on anti-black racism, Asian Americans, and complicity
Superheroes of color, Arabelle Sicardi, sci-fi films from the global south, Molly Crabapple’s Abu Dhabi, Ferguson, n+1 takes on Tao Lin, and more.