AAPI Literature

  • Vertical Interrogation of Strangers, Bhanu Kapil Rider
  • Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri
  • The Namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Native Speaker, Chang-rae Lee
  • The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston
  • milk and honey, rupi kaur
  • No-No Boy, John Okada

Media Recommendations (TV Shows, Music, Movies, etc.)

  • Spoken Word (also, the art of spoken word — as well as rap, rock, even techno — has its roots in black culture and black struggle, which is important to recognize)
  • Raise Up” by Terisa Siagatonu (being Pacific Islander / Woman of Color / First Gen in Academia) 
  • Darkmatter (while Darkmatter’s poetry has been really great for many queer, trans, non-binary people of color and south asian folx, they have been called out many times for their classism and anti-blackness, and many black femmes and black trans people have voiced their frustrations with Darkmatter and have not felt that Darkmatter has addressed these issues well)