Go Home!

Go Home!

"Go home!" is always a slur, but often also an impossibility; this collection explores the words' personal and political dimensions. New, emerging, and established Asian diasporic writers touch on the personal and political dimensions of home in the 21st century. Both urgent and meditative, this literary anthology showcases fiction, memoir, and poetry from a diverse array o "Go home!" is always a slur, but often also an impossibility; this collection explores the words' personal and politi...

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Title:Go Home!
Author:Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
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Genres:Short Stories
ISBN:1936932016
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Go Home! Reviews

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Jun 08, 2018
    Short works from Asian diaspora writers, about the experience of being Asian in places where they are not the majority, whether that is in the United States and the child of immigrant parents, to relocating back to home that doesn't feel like home. It's a bit uneven but I was delighted...
  • Liana
    Apr 19, 2018
    I was tempted to go 4 stars, but I loved certain stories so much, the anthology deserves the recognition. Enjoying this depends on how you connect with the narratives, how much you like modern poetry, how well you jive with the mix of fiction and non fiction and perspectives. This made...
  • Crystal
    Mar 11, 2018
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  • Kookie
    Apr 27, 2018
    Excellent collection of short stories, essays and poems by Asian writers exploring the idea of "home" when you live in a country not your own. Timely. ...
  • Crystal
    Jun 22, 2018
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  • Cbsd library
    Feb 19, 2018
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  • Carolyn
    Feb 28, 2018
    A pretty lackluster collection, imo. My favorite works were those by Alice Sola Kim and Chang-Rae Lee, which I thought were wonderful in very distinct ways. I'm not going to give this an overall rating bc I didn't read the poetry (don't @ me!). ...
  • Ilana
    Mar 06, 2018
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  • Lili Kim
    Jun 16, 2018
    Chang-Rae Lee showcased my elementary Korean language best when he said: "To me [my mother] speaks in a child's Korean, and for her I speak that same child's English. We use only the simplest words. I think it strange that throughout this dire period we necessarily speak like this. ...
  • Janday
    Feb 22, 2018
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  • David Yoon
    Apr 17, 2018
    Anthologies can be hit or miss and the overarching theme laid out is a bit of a stretch for some of the collected pieces. But certain selections really deliver. Alexander Chee makes it look easy and it was comforting to see Chang-Rae Lee again - he, my first introduction to a Korean wr...
  • Lucy
    May 30, 2018
    An anthology with a diverse collection of poetry, prose, and short stories. The works were not simply set in the U.S., but around the world. Although the book was a refreshing read that tackles intersectional identities and experience, some pieces definitely outshined the rest. Moreove...
  • Georgia
    Apr 25, 2018
    Some of these pieces I LOVED: Alexander Chee's Release, Alice Sola Kim's Mothers Lock Up Your Daughters, and Mia Alvar's Esmeralda. Some pieces felt less accessible to me, poetry being a perpetual obstacle (although Mohja Kahf and Jason Koo managed to write poems that spoke to me a lit...
  • Jessica Oliveira
    Jun 13, 2018
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  • Rachel Pyon
    May 14, 2018
    This anthology was great to read. There were different genres and stories interweaved into this one book, which made it a diverse collection of works. However, the collection seemed a bit too broad in its reach, meaning that there wasn't a clear overarching theme. This may be a drawbac...
  • Paris (Paperback Paris)
    Jan 20, 2018
    as a nude-myself i am cratered irreversibly so why must i explain the thoughts i've had on the things i never got to decide they happened to me )(happen all the time & i changed i learned i could keep changing I must to keep myself ?Wo Chan, "what do i make of my...
  • Dominique
    Jun 06, 2018
    This is a uniquely intimate anthology. Getting to explore what sentiments, food, imagery, people, places are evoked when these writers think of "home" was a treat. I especially loved reading these pieces: Elegy by Esmé W. Wang details the unfortunate development of her gluten al...
  • Deirdre Sugiuchi
    May 28, 2018
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  • Lynne
    Mar 27, 2018
    3.5 stars Like with any collection, there are some pieces that speak to you while others you fail to connect with. When I first heard that there was going to be an anthology of Asian-American writers with pieces centering on the theme of "home" I was beyond excited! Even more so wh...
  • JK
    Feb 28, 2018
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  • Victoria Namkung
    Apr 15, 2018
    An outstanding, nuanced, and inclusive collection of fiction, essays, and poetry from the Asian diaspora. Especially relevant and necessary under this anti-immigrant administration. ...
  • Leah Sorkin
    Jul 09, 2018
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    Feb 20, 2018
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    Mar 09, 2018
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    May 29, 2018
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    Jun 09, 2018
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    Jul 07, 2018
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    Apr 23, 2018
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  • Kaitlin
    Apr 21, 2018
    The spring of 2013 was the first time I found myself on the east coast of the United States. A restless teenager from Hong Kong, I was intent on finding a place for myself outside what I considered, at the time, to be a small island. I clearly remember being in a rental car with my mot...
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    Apr 15, 2018
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