Electric Lit's 46 Books By Women of Color to Read in 2018


Via Electric Literature:

"Someday we’ll have a 46th president, but until then, here are 46 other things to look forward to" (including two FP titles!)

"Go Home!, edited by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

For months, I’ve been anticipating this anthology, which brings together Asian diasporic writers as wide-ranging, and as wonderful, as Mia Alvar, Alexander Chee, Karissa Chen, Kimiko Hahn, Alice Sola Kim, Chang-Rae Lee, T. Kira Madden, Jennifer Tseng, Esmé Weijun Wang, and still others. Ocean Vuong says, “I read this book and see my people — see us — and feel, in our collective outsiderhood, at home,” to which I say amen.

Love War Stories by Ivelisse Rodriguez

Here’s what Brazos bookseller Mark Haber has to say about Ivelisse Rodriguez’s book: that “it’s an insightful look into girlhood, race, and the wounds of growing up,” a “dazzling collection by an important new voice.” Puerto Rican girls, and the women who raise them, fight and love in this new release from the Feminist Press."

Thanks for the love R.O. Kwan! Read the full list here.

Go Home!

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.

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Love War Stories

Ivelisse Rodriguez
This poignant, street-smart collection follows idealistic teenagers and weary mothers battling over what it means to be a woman in love.

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Lucia Brown