Us, Now

Category: Book
Contributions By: Akinturk, Ayse Sule
Contributions By: Campbell, Xavier Michael
Contributions By: Dixit, Prajwala
Contributions By: Elcock, Richard
Contributions By: Guzmán, Santiago
Contributions By: Hsu, Tzu-Hao
Contributions By: Moore, Lisa
Contributions By: Nova, Zay
Contributions By: Ping, William
Contributions By: Shaikh, Sobia Shaheen
Subject:  FICTION / Anthologies (multiple authors)
  FICTION / Cultural Heritage
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Breakwater Books Ltd
Published: April 2021
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 8.00in x 5.25in
Our Price:
$ 22.95
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From The Publisher*Us, Now roves from Indonesia to the Middle East, Taiwan, Mexico, China, Africa, Jamaica, Barbados, India, Pakistan, and points in between, converging in Newfoundland. These stories by racialized Newfoundlanders are by turns joyous, tender, hilarious, and heart-wrenching. They confront racism and celebrate the act of enduring. They are about settling and getting unsettled, about parents and their children, about language, about facing down the horrors of homophobia, about the joy of love, about lifelong relationships or the glee of a magnificent crush. Here social and domestic violence are countered with tenderness and the penetrating power of narrative. This is a book about distance and coming together, about what it means to be seen and understood, or-devastatingly-to be seen and judged, or to be invisible and misunderstood. What it means to belong. These are new writers and new visions of an in-the-present-moment Newfoundland, stories shaped by powerful voices, stories urgent, radical, and sparking with beauty.