Articles tagged memoir
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In Search of Roots: An Excerpt from Paper Sons

By Dickson Lam | July 19, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

With only the moonlight, we could barely see what we’d tag. All around my tag were faded names, names we didn’t bother to read in the dark—our graffiti forebears. One day, we too would be unread.

Severed Ties: An Interview with Dickson Lam

By Jean Chen Ho | July 11, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Dickson Lam talks about cultural memory, cross-generational trauma, and familial separation in his new memoir Paper Sons.

Witness

By Krystal A. Sital | February 22, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

She felt her frozen image splitting, cracking a webbed pattern over her. She fell like shards of ice and glass sprinkling, twinkling, and shattering like diamond rain upon her mother.

Bei Dao’s Books in the Attic

By Bei Dao | October 25, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Suppressed sexual violence in the name of revolution lay in the abyss of our consciousness.

Tell the Truth Sooner: An Interview with Abeer Hoque

By Piyali Bhattacharya | August 10, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The writer talks about her new memoir, Olive Witch, subverting her identity, and the tenuous link between memory and writing.

Teaching Hope, Teaching Rage: An Interview with Mike Copperman

By Danielle Seid | June 13, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The writer and teacher speaks on navigating Mississippi’s racial politics and his experience in public education as “forged in violence.”

Lost In Time: An Interview with Christine Hyung-Oak Lee

By Randa Jarrar | March 27, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Christine Hyung-Oak Lee talks about her new memoir, the restorative power of writing, the doubling that haunts her life, and why Slaughterhouse-Five is a permanent part of her mind.

Life in the Revolution: A Family History Under Marcos

By Susan F. Quimpo | March 16, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The newspapers were quick to christen the members of the underground movement with new names: subversives, communist insurgents, terrorists, guerrillas, rebels. Yet in my mind, they were simply family.

What Makes Pussy So Problematic?

By Rokudenashiko | May 18, 2016 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The story behind Japanese artist Rokudenashiko’s arrest for her vagina-inspired sculptures

Studio Visit: Marie Mockett

By Marie Mockett | March 7, 2014 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The author of Picking Bones from Ash on Japanese Buddhism, tsunami survivors, and her trip into the “exclusion zone”

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