What does home mean to you?
Dear Friend of the Feminist Press,
As a generation of Dreamers calls for immigration justice in the country they call home, we at Feminist Press are asking ourselves: what can literature do to help build community across borders?
One kind of answer emerges from Go Home!, our forthcoming anthology of Asian diasporic writers: storytelling makes homes for those who have been dispossessed.
Growing up in San Jose, California, writer Viet Thanh Nguyen felt like an outsider in the eyes of his mostly white classmates. “What I wanted was a home without walls and boundaries,” recalls Nguyen in the book’s foreword. “I found a home in language and storytelling.”
At Feminist Press, we want to make Nguyen’s words ring true for all kinds of readers and writers. This groundbreaking anthology is the latest piece of our plan.
Go Home! springs from a partnership with Asian American Writers Workshop, a national nonprofit dedicated to creating and sharing Asian American stories. Conceived, authored, edited, and designed by a team of Asian diasporic collaborators, the project brings a diverse range of voices to the forefront of modern conversations about race, nation, and belonging.
Storytelling is powerful—and never more so than in times of cultural turmoil. In Nguyen’s words, Go Home! “testifies to the power of language as a home open to all, albeit one that we must often fight for.” Now more than ever, we’re fighting to keep literature’s doors open to everyone. Can we count on you to join us?
Your donation of $10, $25, $100, or any amount that is meaningful to you helps us build literary community across borders of all kinds.
With gratitude for all you do,
Jamia, Suki, Lucia, Alyea, Hannah, Lauren, Jisu, Sophia, and Drew