Go Home!

Go Home! Review

"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.

Title:Go Home!

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  • David Yoon

    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 i...

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)

    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 relo...

  • Paris (Paperback Paris)

    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 chan...

  • Kaitlin

    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, a...

  • Dominique

    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 pie...

  • Lili Kim

    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 ...

  • Lucy

    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 inters...

  • Liana

    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,...

  • Georgia

    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 obs...

  • Rachel Pyon

    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...