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Our Current Reading List

As Team NGA returns to action after a long overdue break, I have compiled a list of contemporary Asian authors and their works you should definitely check out this year! – Niaz Alexander Chee He is a Korean-American novelist, short story writer and essayist who recounts his experiences of not being “Korean enough” in this …

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Interview with Ryka Aoki

Ryka Aoki is a poet, author, composer, and teacher. Some of her most prominent works include Seasonal Velocities, He Mele a Hilo and Why Dust Shall Never Settle Upon This Soul which had appeared in multiple mainstream and queer publications. She has performed at the first ever Transgender Stage at San Francisco Pride, National Queer …

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Casual Racism Towards South Asians in the Media

Cover art by Hanifa Abdul Hameed Growing up, I would never look forward to lunchtime at school. Being a first-generation Indian-American, my parents would always choose to pack ethnic food like chapati and upma rather than the Lunchables that my peers would feast on. My white classmates never understood this lunch period vendetta that I …

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