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Anatomy of a Failed Book Ban

Anatomy of a Failed Book Ban

Delphie Backs
July 7, 2022
How a community of students and educators in York, Pennsylvania, reversed a book ban, demanded a more inclusive education, and found a home within each other. Central York students protest the school board's ban on anti-racist literature. (Photo courtesy of PARU.) ORIGINS OF A BOOK BAN In the summer of ...
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REVIEW: Exile Poems: In the Labyrinth of Homesickness

REVIEW: Exile Poems: In the Labyrinth of Homesickness

Alayna Powell
May 12, 2022
In his English-language debut, Tuhin Das reveals the extraordinary in the ordinary. Religious intolerance. Racist indoctrination. Violence against anyone who dares to speak out. This was the life of injustice Tuhin Das fled in Bangladesh, and it's the backdrop upon which he's crafted his debut English-language collection Exile Poems: In ...
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“Wouldn’t it feel great to have the freedom to fly?”: Q&A with Tuhin Das

“Wouldn’t it feel great to have the freedom to fly?”: Q&A with Tuhin Das

Odessa Patmos
April 26, 2022
Tuhin Das discusses the craft of his newest House Publication on Sampsonia Way — and celebrates the release of his first English-language book. Photo by Tom Little In November 2021, Bangladeshi writer Tuhin Das completed the design of his own House Publication — which he’s titled “Comma House” — joining ...
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"I can't keep myself silent": Q&A with Mai Khoi

“I can’t keep myself silent”: Q&A with Mai Khoi

Sampsonia Way Staff
October 7, 2021
Mai Khoi is a songwriter, pop star, and activist who uses her platform to fight against censorship in her home country Vietnam. Through music, she explains both her love and frustration for Vietnam and why she uses her voice for change rather than fame. Known as the “Lady Gaga of ...
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"Just Look at Us, We're Beautiful": An Interview with féi hernandez

“Just Look at Us, We’re Beautiful”: An Interview with féi hernandez

Delphie Backs
July 28, 2021
Over the years, féi hernandez has learned how to channel their magic into the art ofbecoming Hood Criatura: a beautiful beast — half magic, half person. Through their breakthrough poetry collection, Hood Criatura, féi hernandez illustrates their experiences as a queer, trans, and immigrant adolescent. hernandez describes their debut collection ...
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