Next GenerAsian

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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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Sister Outsider: Widening the Scope of Female Liberation

Cover art by Alexandra Levasseur I recently read Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde (1934-1992), a preeminent voice in feminist, LGBTQ+, and civil rights literature and poetry. Self-describing herself as a “Black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet,” Lorde has devoted her life to tackling the obstacles we face in navigating intersectional identities (like being queer and/or BIPOC), …

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