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Book of the Other: Small in Comparison

Book of the Other: Small in Comparison

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By Truong Tran with forward by Bhanu Kapil

A furious, multiform examination of the devastation wrought by anti-Asian racism in America

Truong Tran’s provocative collection of poetry, prose and essays is a stunning rebuttal to the idea of anti-Asian racism as a victimless crime. Written with a compulsion for lucidity that transforms outrage into clarity, Book of the Other resists the luxury of metaphor to write about the experience of being shut out, shut down and othered as a queer, working-class teacher, immigrant and refugee.
What emerges from Tran’s sharp-eyed experiments in language and form is an achingly beautiful acknowledgment of the estrangement from self, forced upon those seduced by the promise of color-blind acceptance and the rigorous, step by step act of recollection needed to find one's way home to oneself.

Published by Kaya Press, 2021
Paperback with 236 pages
9 x 6 7/10 inches (22.86 x 17.02 cm)

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