East, Southeast, and South Asian American Fiction

Unaccustomed earth
This semi-biographical piece of realistic fiction tracks the ups and downs and struggles of family relationships between father and daughter, girl and boy, and family and family in the South Asian community.

All the conspirators
Set in the “post”-American colonial era, this satirical noir-style mystery is about a white American woman who disappears in the Philippines as told from the perspective of her white American male childhood friend and all the trials and tribulations of navigating life.

The Sympathizer

A gripping spy novel, an astute exploration of extreme politics, and a moving love story, The Sympathizer explores a life between two worlds and examines the legacy of the Vietnam War in literature, film, and the wars we fight today. 

(West) African Fiction

Half of a Yellow Sun

Set in the late 1960's, Half of a Yellow Sun tells the tale of Biafra's impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in southeastern Nigeria. 

Things Fall Apart

Told through the fictional experiences of Okonkwo, a wealthy and fearless Igbo warrior of Umuofia in the late 1800s, this novel explores one man's futile resistance to the devaluing of his Igbo traditions by British political and religious forces and his despair as his community capitulates to the powerful new order. 

Butterfly Fish

Haunting and compelling, Butterfly Fish is a richly told story of love and hope; of family secrets, power, political upheaval, loss and coming undone.