A Memoir of Filipino American Family Life in the Wake of Colonialism

“Concepcion,” by Albert Samaha, combines the epic sweep of global history with an intimate family narrative. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2021-10-12 09:00:07 UTC ]
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This Filipino American Memoir Confronts Privilege, Sacrifice, and Colonialism’s Legacy

Like the complex Philippine history the book aims to depict, there is no single sentence that can sum up Albert Samaha’s Concepcion, especially when he renders that history through the lens of his own diasporic family, dating back to his ancestors’ first encounter with Europeans. Though... Continue reading at Electric Literature

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A Memoir of Post-Genocide Refugee Life Rendered With Delicacy and Insight

In “Those We Throw Away Are Diamonds,” Mondiant Dogon, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide, recounts a saga of horror, frustration and hope. Continue reading at The New York Times

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At a Chicago high school, helping refugee students navigate American life

They deal with homework, teenage romance — and often, larger burdens, Elly Fishman writes. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Penguin Michael Joseph pre-empts Lim's 'poetic' memoir of family secrets

Teresa Lim’s multi-generational memoir about a long-buried family tragedy set against the Second World War in Singapore has gone to Penguin Michael Joseph.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The Grindr Advice Column That Became a Memoir of Modern Queer Life

In “Hola Papi,” the writer John Paul Brammer mines his own experiences and traumas to deliver wisdom for queer readers. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-06-08 09:00:07 UTC ]
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William Collins pre-empts Finkelstein's family memoir of war-time persecution

Williams Collins has pre-empted a memoir by political columnist and commentator Daniel Finkelstein uncovering his family’s devastating experiences of persecution during the Second World War. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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A debut novel about migration, family and survival is everything 'American Dirt' wasn't

"Of Women and Salt," tracking generations of Latinas, comes out of Gabriela Garcia's family story, life experience and advocacy for migrants. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Cassell scoops Emma John's single life memoir

Cassell will publish the “hilarious and unflinching” memoir from award-winning author and journalist Emma John about "what it means to be alone when everyone else isn't".   Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Review: A family travel memoir makes a timely pitch for personal risk

Charles Wheelan's "We Came, We Saw, We Left" charts the Wheelan family's frantic global "gap year" — infections, iffy street food, tantrums and all. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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A Filipino Freedom Fighter’s Life, Relentlessly Annotated

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My Life Is a Result of the Legacy of Colonialism

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Souvenir Press picks up 'new framework for family life' from Oster

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André Gregory’s ‘This Is Not My Memoir’ is a free-form monologue about his quest for meaning in life and art

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A memoir of a family’s Holocaust complicity, with lessons for today

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