Category: #GetLit

#GetLit: Kaepernick’s Book Deal

It’s still Filipino-American History Month! For my Filipino fam & non-Filipino folks out there, here’s a Pinay-authored guide for you to cozy up with featuring work from acclaimed authors, guaranteed to take you on a wild ride of self-discovery, history and memory. Read it now. * * * Colin Kaepernick lands a million-dollar book deal…

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#GetLit, A Hella Pinay Edition

This post was originally written for Hella Pinay, a “space for positive representation of the diversity and complexity of Pilipina womxn, and facilitate dialogue between Pinays in the Philippines and throughout the diaspora.” I’m happy to announce that I’ll be writing a monthly column on all things literary for the site! * * * To be…

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#GetLit: On Dreaming & DACA

I stand for the Dreamers.  Back in 2010, I stood in the humid heat of Washington, D.C. as I got ready to lobby for the first time ever. As a young immigrant myself, I couldn’t imagine what those like myself had to go through, on top of being undocumented. Life for newly immigrated folks is…

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#GetLit: Labor Day & Pan Dulce

Two book reviews in one week — that’s a first! I guess that’s what happens when your writing can’t keep up with your reading. This week, I published my book reviews for Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West and Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel on the blog. Check them out if you’re deciding what book you’re going to read…

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#GetLit: Trump & White Supremacy

“If you can only be tall because somebody’s on their knees, then you have a serious problem.” –Toni Morrison This past week has been nothing short of a disaster, a crisis on repeat. After three died and several more were injured at a white supremacist, white nationalist, Neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, I looked to this…

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#GetLit: Book Giveaway

It’s a big week for Libromance! I launched my first ever book giveaway on the blog — two copies of the book pictured above. August 9 is World Indigenous People’s Day and also National Book Lovers Day, so I thought why not pay homage to both? Head out to this page to check it out…

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