Living in America: poetry and fiction by South Asian American writers

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Westview Press, 1995 - Literary Criticism - 277 pages
Perceptions and realities of life in North America are interwoven with memories of South Asia in this unique anthology. Most of the short stories and poems deal explicitly with South Asian American experiences, but from all emerge the evocative themes of love, loss, exile, nostalgia, loneliness, and renewal. A stimulating blend of established new writers, Living in America reflects the diversity and strength of South Asian American literature and illuminates the wide range of South Asian history and traditions and the complexity of cultures that have built the foundation for these expressive and exciting contemporary voices. The book includes both a historical introduction and one exploring South Asian literary traditions and the concept of the collection. The editor has also provided detailed headnotes to place each individual work in context and discuss its literary nuances.

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This is a major compilation of Asian American authors, some native-born, others immigrants, refugees, or expatriates. While some of the writers are well known (e.g., Ved Mehta, Meena Alexander), most ... Read full review

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This is a major compilation of Asian American authors, some native-born, others immigrants, refugees, or expatriates. While some of the writers are well known (e.g., Ved Mehta, Meena Alexander), most ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction Roshni RustomjiKerns
1
Crossing the Dark Waters Rashmi Sharma
11
Poetry
27
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Rustomji-Kerns is Emerita Professor, Hutchins School of Liberal Studies, at Sonoma State University.

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