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 of voices, including Alexander Chee on scarred bodies, Kimiko Hahn on gustatory memory, and Amitava Kumar on the art of writing immigrant narratives.

Go Home! Details

TitleGo Home!
Author
ReleaseMar 13th, 2018
PublisherThe Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN-139781936932016
Rating
GenreShort Stories, Writing, Essays, Fiction, Anthologies, Literature

Go Home! Review

  • Paris (Paperback Paris)
    January 1, 1970
    as a nude-myself i am cratered irreversiblyso whymust i explain the thoughts i've hadon the things i never got to decidethey happened to me )(happen all the time& i changed i learned i could keep changingI must to keep myself―Wo Chan, "what do i make of my face / except"Each eidetic view of home―the quest, the bounty or lack thereof―is anchored with ebullition. The writers white-knuckling in GO HOME! are at first parted at relative crossroads, only to reunite again for the year's first incis as a nude-myself i am cratered irreversiblyso whymust i explain the thoughts i've hadon the things i never got to decidethey happened to me )(happen all the time& i changed i learned i could keep changingI must to keep myself―Wo Chan, "what do i make of my face / except"Each eidetic view of home―the quest, the bounty or lack thereof―is anchored with ebullition. The writers white-knuckling in GO HOME! are at first parted at relative crossroads, only to reunite again for the year's first incisive anthology.When I first blurbed this book at the inception of 2018, I knew it would be something sumptuous and unique. I like trusting my gut feelings. Reading Go Home! — the first anthology expression of British-Japanese-Chinese-American story-teller, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan — was, for lack of ampler descriptors, an unbelievably overwhelming experience. Within every domestic ritual lies an uprising against Asian erasure and the decorous and often too-white insignia of American allegiance. With or without their knowledge, however, these fearless stories, so clearly saturated with uncertainty, grace, and blood, exorcise any trace of humiliation or unbelonging.stories that caused me the most devastation...Alexander Chee's (too-close-to-home hitting) "Release"Sharlene Teo's "Sit Bones"Wo Chan's "what do i make of my face / except" ― this one crippled me.Rajiv Mohabir's "Costero," "Pygmy Right Whale," and (especially) "Kalapani"Esme Weijun Wang's (incredible) "Elegy"Karissa Chen's "Blue Tears"Jason Koo's "Bon Chul Koo and the Hall of Fame"Big thanks to Jisu at Feminist Press for allowing me to read ahead. I can't wait for everyone to read these stories, and to add a personal copy of GO HOME! on my mantel this March.(Full review to come @ Paperback Paris)
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  • Carolyn
    January 1, 1970
    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!).
  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    From this list of upcoming books by women of color:https://electricliterature.com/46-boo...
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