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Interior Chinatown

Interior Chinatown

July 19, 2021
Kofi, Sylvia, and Laura discuss Charles Yu’s Interior Chinatown. A novel written in the form of a screenplay for a movie, Interior Chinatown explores the history and the identity of Asian Americans, particularly focusing on stereotypes like Generic Asian Man and Kung Fu Guy.  At times funny and at times absurd, the novel shines light on not just the interior of the Golden Palace but also the interior life of Willis Wu. Kofi, Sylvia, and Laura share their different takes on the novel. 
Summer Reading

Summer Reading

July 1, 2021

Kofi, Sylvia, and Laura share what they have on their lists for “beach reading” and each take on a challenge to read something outside their comfort zone. Listen in to find out what they’re reading! 

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies

June 2, 2021

Kofi, Sylvia, and Laura discuss Deeshaw Philyaw's The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, a short story collection that won the 2021 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Philyaw's stories look at the interior lives of Black women with a focus on themes of mother-daughter relationships, identity, coming-of-age, the Black church, and sex. In this episode, Kofi, Sylvia, and Laura focus on their impressions of three stories: "How to Make Love to a Physicist," "Jael," and "Snowfall." Also, find out their book recommendations to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (May). ​

Deaf Republic

Deaf Republic

April 27, 2021
“What happens when the citizens of a country no longer hear one another?” This is the question posed on the back cover of Ilya Kaminsky’s acclaimed book of poetry Deaf Republic. Join Kofi, Laura, and Sylvia as they discuss this question and how Kaminsky’s poems resonate with our own country’s legacy of oppression and resistance.
How DO You Find What to Read Next?

How DO You Find What to Read Next?

March 30, 2021

On this episode of “Bookish: A Casual Book Club,” HCC professors Dr. Kofi Adisa, Sylvia Lee, and Laura Yoo discuss “How DO You Find What to Read (Next)?” and share their book selection for April.

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