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May-lee Chai
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May-lee Chai is a writer and educator. She has lived in 14 states in the US and four countries. (She has visited many other countries, as well.)  She is the author of five books, most recently Hapa Girl: A Memoir, and one book-length translation (from Chinese to English). A former reporter for the Associated Press, May-lee has published in traditional newspapers, academic journals, literary journals, and print magazines.


Tuesday, July 29 2008

Sargasso Sea

The BBC-Wales version of this classic has Chai yelling, ‘Enough with the tragic mulattoes, already!’

Tuesday, May 13 2008

A 'Loving' Memorial

Mildred Dolores Loving was one of those quiet American heroes who changed the course of US history.


Thursday, May 29 2008

The Concrete Dragon by Thomas J. Campanella

Campanella describes the new skylines of China from Shanghai to Beijing to Guangzhou with an expert’s eye and novelist’s wit.

Thursday, April 17 2008

Black Space by Adilifu Nama

A thought-provoking and timely exploration of white racial anxieties as projected onto black males in science fiction films.

Monday, March 24 2008

Cylons in America: by ed. Tiffany Potter, C. W. Marshall

While thought-provoking and well-researched, this book is only for hard-core Battlestar Galactica fans who also happen to like academic essays.

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