“jota de manila” and “i recognize the silhouette”

By Karina Fantillo
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The reissue of Amit Chaudhuri’s 1998 novel, Freedom Song, revives a forgotten path for political literature.

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لكن المنـفى ينبت مرة أخرى كالحشائـش البرية تحت ظلال الزيتـون | Exile sprouts anew, like untamed grass beneath the shade of olive trees

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A young woman struggles to stay in a loving relationship while being haunted by a past abuser.

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The layered histories of Black and Asian communities in the Queens neighborhood.

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Our language can only approximate the horror of Israel’s bombardment of Gaza.

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On Joma Sison and Julie de Lima, the Philippines’ most famous leftist couple

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A Filipino and a Chinese girl, both comfort women, find friendship in a piece of critical fabulation

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How learning a third language became a place of reconciliation for my mother tongues.

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How translating the writings of a former Malayan Communist Party member changed me

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An examination of Malayan Emergency fiction’s depiction of Sinophone, Anglophone, and Indigenous points of view

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With plans for a new jail in Chinatown underway, community trust in the police erodes.

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Once a Maoist dry-goods business, the store has become a hub for Asian American culture and community

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Translating Anuradha Sarma Pujari’s My Poems Are Not for Your Ad Campaign

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Moving toward liberation through music in South Africa

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The limits of empathizing with your occupier

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Gossip and care in the Indo American community in Queens

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Gardaya’s letters offer glimpses into his fruitless search for love and acceptance in America

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Transgressing spatial and temporal bounds through the image

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A researcher visits the UK National Archives in search of Malaya.

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The reissue of Amit Chaudhuri’s 1998 novel, Freedom Song, revives a forgotten path for political literature.

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لكن المنـفى ينبت مرة أخرى كالحشائـش البرية تحت ظلال الزيتـون | Exile sprouts anew, like untamed grass beneath the shade of olive trees

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With plans for a new jail in Chinatown underway, community trust in the police erodes.

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A young woman struggles to stay in a loving relationship while being haunted by a past abuser.

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Once a Maoist dry-goods business, the store has become a hub for Asian American culture and community

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The layered histories of Black and Asian communities in the Queens neighborhood.

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Translating Anuradha Sarma Pujari’s My Poems Are Not for Your Ad Campaign

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Our language can only approximate the horror of Israel’s bombardment of Gaza.

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Moving toward liberation through music in South Africa

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On Joma Sison and Julie de Lima, the Philippines’ most famous leftist couple

Essays

The limits of empathizing with your occupier

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A Filipino and a Chinese girl, both comfort women, find friendship in a piece of critical fabulation

Essays

Gossip and care in the Indo American community in Queens

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How learning a third language became a place of reconciliation for my mother tongues.

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Gardaya’s letters offer glimpses into his fruitless search for love and acceptance in America

Essays

How translating the writings of a former Malayan Communist Party member changed me

Essays

Transgressing spatial and temporal bounds through the image

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An examination of Malayan Emergency fiction’s depiction of Sinophone, Anglophone, and Indigenous points of view

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A researcher visits the UK National Archives in search of Malaya.