The 2023-24 BIPOC Book Display, “Asian America and Asian Diasporas,” curated by Hannah Kim, ’24, opened with a kickoff event on Friday, October 13 at Hawthorne-Longfellow. You can watch a recording on Facebook of Hannah’s conversation with Carmen Greenlee, our Humanities and Media Librarian.
The display will be in place through the 2023-24 academic year.
This display also coincides with this year’s Asian American Reckonings.
Curator’s Statement by Hannah Kim
This display aims to share the vibrancy of newly released literatures by Asian American and Asian diasporic authors. It features a multi-genre range of creative expressions and focuses on marginalized groups within Asian American and Asian diasporic communities, including working class, queer, multiracial/multicultural, and adoptee narratives. Through their fiction, nonfiction, poetry, visual art, and hybrid/interdisciplinary works, the authors in this collection demonstrate unique modes of inquiry, investigation, and self-representation. Together, these titles touch upon a wide array of topics, such as personal and collective grief, climate and the natural world, mental health and racial justice, arts and entertainment, language and translation, immigration and labor, coming-of-age and intergenerational dialogue, social media and digital technology, and COVID-19 and communal repair.