Reader Request: A Few 2017 Non-fiction Books by Asian Authors & Contributors

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The team at Lit CelebrAsian received a reader request for recent non-fiction titles and essay book collections related to diversity, race, or identity, so we gathered a few books by Asian authors and contributors released in 2017 for a starter’s list!

There’s an ocean of books out there, so let us know if there’s a non-fiction book that you’d recommend as well.

Note: Most of these titles are adult memoirs, personal essay/interview collections or historical accounts. Take note of the blurbs that share heavier topics such as war or mental illness as potential content warnings.

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New Releases: Don’t Miss Out On These Books by Asian Authors Releasing In October!

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A warm welcome to October, everyone!

The team at Lit CelebrAsian are super excited for some truly fantastic books coming out this month – I certainly know that I am. To ensure that you are up to date with some upcoming releases – and also to get you excited! – I am proud to present the following list of books by Asian authors releasing in October.

Note: This is just a small sample of releases out in October, so let us know what books you’re excited for!

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Book Club Pick for October & November 2017: Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh!

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We’re excited to announce REBEL SEOUL by Axie Oh as our book club pick for October and November 2017. Thanks for voting! Come join us and feel free to invite friends for a buddy read. Remember to bookmark #AsianLitChat (a.k.a book club chat) on the last weekend of November (25/26). There will be multiple timezone chats to be announced closer to the date!

Finally, drop by our Goodreads book club group to chat about Rebel Seoul alongside any other Asian Lit books you’re reading over the coming months too!

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Announcement – Behind the name: Literary CelebrAsian (a.k.a Lit CelebrAsian!)

Behind the name Lit CelebrAsian graphic of a lotus.We are excited to announce our new name: Literary CelebrAsian (a.k.a Lit CelebrAsian) formerly known as Lit InvAsian. Upon reflection, our team wanted a new name to clearly reflect our goals towards equality, celebration and inclusion. We’re still fond of puns.

Our former ‘Lit InvAsian’ name was a playful way to address false Yellow Peril Invasion perceptions in the Western context. Though we recently reflected upon our former name in relation to concerns around potential inter-Asian imperialistic connotations in the wider Asian historical context and decided that a new name, which celebrates Asian voices was needed to clearly convey our goals towards equality. We hope that you’ll join us in uplifting Asian voices in literature.Read More »

Introducing Literary CelebrAsian (a.k.a Lit CelebrAsian!)

Welcome to Lit CelebrAsian with a symbolic white lotus.Welcome to Literary CelebrAsian (a.k.a Lit CelebrAsian) formerly known as Lit InvAsian. We are a group of bookworms and diverse book bloggers aiming to uplift Asian voices in literature. Due to the support and appreciation that followed both #AsianLitChat and #AsianLitBingo, we wanted to create a space to share more books and discussion related to literature by Asian authors. And thus, Lit CelebrAsian was born!

We want to highlight Asian voices through features and annual events that are open to all readers. Beyond Asian representation, on social media, we aim to boost the many different marginalized voices, platforms and communities with similar goals towards equality in publishing.

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