Happy Lunar New Year! January 25, 2020 – Posted in: Holidays & Observances – Tags: Fiction, Lunar New Year, Nonfiction, Poetry
Happy Chinese New Year! 新年快乐!
Last year, we celebrated some of our authors who were born in the Year of the Pig, and this year, we have no one from the Year of the Rat! What we did find out though, were the lucky colours for whoever will be celebrating the Rat, and we compiled a list of some blue, green and gold books for you!
Fun fact: one of the lucky numbers for rats is two, so we chose two books of each colour!
Gold: Fire Walkers by Bethlehem Terrefe Gebreyohannes is a story about the endurance and courage of a family escaping to freedom against all odds.
Gold: Love Cake by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha explores how queer people of colour resist and transform violence through love and desire.
Blue: Things She Could Never Have by Tehmina Khan features stories that take us into the lives of modern Pakistanis – privileged and poor, gay, trans, and straight, men and women, in Karachi and Toronto.
Green: Caribbean Blues & Love’s Genealogy by Dannabang Kuwabong brings a mature voice and a larger poetic vision to celebrate love.
Green: Then There Were No Witnesses by Ahilan (translated by Geetha Sukumaran) expresses the trauma of the violence in Northern and Eastern Sri Lanka with great nuance and subtlety.