Edited by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
"Go home!" is always a slur, but often also an impossibility; this collection explores the words' personal and political dimensions.
Publication Date: 03-13-18
Foreword by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Asian diasporic writers imagine “home” in the twenty-first century through an array of fiction, memoir, and poetry. Both urgent and meditative, Go Home! moves beyond the model-minority myth and showcases the singular intimacies of individuals figuring out what it means to belong.
Go Home! is published in collaboration with the Asian American Writers' Workshop. Established in 1991, AAWW is a national not-for-profit arts organization devoted to the creating, publishing, developing and disseminating of creative writing by Asian Americans through a New York events series and online editorial initiatives.
“The notion of home has always been elusive, fraught, and tenuous for Asian Americans—but perhaps, as evidenced in these stories, poems, and testaments, home is not so much a place, but a feeling one embodies, however briefly. I read this book and see my people, see us—and feel, in our collective outsiderhood, at home.” —Ocean Vuong, author of Night Sky with Exit Wounds
“This timely collection is a bold, eclectic chorus that provides an invigorating antidote to the xenophobia of our times.” —Ruth Ozeki, author of A Tale for the Time Being
“Hats off to Rowan Hisayo Buchanan for putting together a diverse anthology of compelling and gifted writers. We need these stories more than ever.” —Jessica Hagedorn, author of The Dogeaters
“In reading Go Home! I find myself reliving many unarticulated heartbreaks that can only come from living in between two cultures—but also feeling profound relief in discovering that I am not alone in these private burdens and joys. This collection should be celebrated by many readers as a homecoming in itself.” —Yumi Sakugawa, author of There Is No Right Way to Meditate
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