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Five Asian American women writers discuss APIA literature, race, identity, the role of APIA-centric publications, favorite books, and more.

A roundtable discussion between Cathy Linh Che, Karissa Chen, Ari Laurel, Christine Hyung-Oak Lee, and moderated by The Toast’s Nicole Callahan.

"I believe that we will always need diverse literature and we will always need Asian American literature. If there is a day when writers of color, including Asian Americans, are well-represented and no longer either ignored or tokenized, that would be wonderful…" Cathy Linh Che

If there is a day when writers of color, including Asian Americans, are well-represented and no longer either ignored or tokenized, that would be wonderful — but that still doesn’t indicate to me that we would need to eradicate those labels. After all, we are a living history.