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Day 12 book 12 #12daysofbooksbywomen of color to buy as holiday gifts for people you especially love-including yourself: Whereas by Layli Long Soldier. “this is a ceremony” “act accordingly.” This book of poetry is language unbound. It’s a stunning act of written resistance. Oglala Lakota poet Long Soldier dismantles the discourse of the government’s 2009 “Apology to Native Peoples” and evokes broken treaties, exhumes buried language, and reclaims the strength of becoming in the face of enduring colonial violence, the rooted and borderless territory of grass. .
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Day 12 book 12  #12daysofbooksbywomen of color to buy as holiday gifts for people you especially love-including yourself: Whereas by Layli Long Soldier. “this is a ceremony” “act accordingly.” This book of poetry is language unbound. It’s a stunning act of written resistance. Oglala Lakota poet Long Soldier dismantles the discourse of the government’s 2009 “Apology to Native Peoples” and evokes broken treaties, exhumes buried language, and reclaims the strength of becoming in the face of enduring colonial violence, the rooted and borderless territory of grass. . . . .  #whereas  #laylilongsoldier  #oglalasioux  #indigenouspoets  #nativewriters  #WoCbooks  #poetry  #12daysofWoCbooks  #holidaygifts  #bookstagram  #writersofinstagram  #poetsofinstagram  #feminism  #12DaysofInstagram  #amreading  #colonialism  #bookstagrammer  #grass

Day 11 book 11 #12daysofbooksbywomen of color to buy as holiday gifts for people you especially love-including yourself: Insurrecto by Gina Apostol. In 1901, Filipino revolutionaries in Balangiga, Samar pulled off the most successful uprising against a US colonial army since the Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho victory at the 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn. US forces retaliated with a massacre in which General Jacob Smith ordered his troops to “kill everyone over ten.” Apostol imagines the details of not the massacre but the masterminding behind the victorious uprising. She does this through the ingenious use of two current day protagonists, one a filmmaker and one a translator, who write conflicting scripts about the event. The result is a surprisingly hilarious ride that takes the reader through an experience of almost joyful colonial subversion. 
If you’re a writer, the craft of this book might just blow your mind. If you’re a reader, you’ll appreciate Apostol’s fresh voice and her ability to bring humor along with depth to such a heavy—and erased—moment in history. .
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Day 11 book 11  #12daysofbooksbywomen of color to buy as holiday gifts for people you especially love-including yourself: Insurrecto by Gina Apostol. In 1901, Filipino revolutionaries in Balangiga, Samar pulled off the most successful uprising against a US colonial army since the Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho victory at the 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn. US forces retaliated with a massacre in which General Jacob Smith ordered his troops to “kill everyone over ten.” Apostol imagines the details of not the massacre but the masterminding behind the victorious uprising. She does this through the ingenious use of two current day protagonists, one a filmmaker and one a translator, who write conflicting scripts about the event. The result is a surprisingly hilarious ride that takes the reader through an experience of almost joyful colonial subversion. If you’re a writer, the craft of this book might just blow your mind. If you’re a reader, you’ll appreciate Apostol’s fresh voice and her ability to bring humor along with depth to such a heavy—and erased—moment in history. . . .  #insurrecto  #ginaapostol  #PinayWriters  #allpinayeverything  #womenofcolor  #WoCbooks  #fiction  #12daysofWoCbooks  #bookstagram  #writersofinstagram  #feminism  #12DaysofInstagram  #amreading  #bookstagrammer  #binder  #samar  #balangiga  #newfiction  #novels  #elvis  #karaoke  #balangiga  #bellsofbalangiga  #colt45  #howlingwilderness  #geronima  #colonization  #uprisingnotinsurrection  #revolutionaries  #historicalfiction

Day 10 book 10 #12daysofbooksbywomen of color to buy as holiday gifts for people you especially love-including yourself: America is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo. This book is 416 pages long and still I didn’t want it to end. It’s a sweeping novel that deftly moves between the northern Philippines and northern California telling the story of three generations of young women who are not so far apart in age. Castillo weaves issues of immigration, class, gender, sexuality, colonization and armed struggle into a sort of second life coming of age story. How she does it all in what seems like an effortlessly epic novel is beyond me, all I know is I already can’t wait for her next book. .
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Day 10 book 10  #12daysofbooksbywomen of color to buy as holiday gifts for people you especially love-including yourself: America is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo. This book is 416 pages long and still I didn’t want it to end. It’s a sweeping novel that deftly moves between the northern Philippines and northern California telling the story of three generations of young women who are not so far apart in age. Castillo weaves issues of immigration, class, gender, sexuality, colonization and armed struggle into a sort of second life coming of age story. How she does it all in what seems like an effortlessly epic novel is beyond me, all I know is I already can’t wait for her next book. . . . .  #americaisnottheheart  #elainecastillo  #PinayWriters  #allpinayeverything  #womenofcolor  #WoCbooks  #fiction  #12daysofWoCbooks  #holidaygifts  #bookstagram  #writersofinstagram  #feminism  #12DaysofInstagram  #amreading  #BayArea  #americaisintheheart  #bookstagrammer  #binder  #novels  #queerhero  #femaleprotagonists

Day 9 book 9 #12daysofbooksbywomen of color to buy as holiday gifts for people you especially love-including yourself: Hola and Goodbye by Donna Miscolta. Whatever your feels about your own family around the holidays, this is the perfect book to curl up with to get swept up in the joys and pains of a family maybe not so different than your own. In the 1920s Lupita Camacho leaves Mexico and finds work at a fish cannery in Southern California. These fifteen short stories follow her family through three generations of life in America. From a matchmaking wedding dressmaker and vacuum cleaner salesman to twin girls who are high school wrestling champs, the characters in this beautifully rendered, funny and moving collection stay with you long after you finish the book. It’s a joy to read. .
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#holaandgoodbye #donnamiscolta #latinawriters #mexicanamericanwriters #womenofcolor #WoCbooks #shortstories #fiction #12daysofWoCbooks #holidaygifts #bookstagram #writersofinstagram #feminism #12DaysofInstagram #amreading

Day 9 book 9  #12daysofbooksbywomen of color to buy as holiday gifts for people you especially love-including yourself: Hola and Goodbye by Donna Miscolta. Whatever your feels about your own family around the holidays, this is the perfect book to curl up with to get swept up in the joys and pains of a family maybe not so different than your own. In the 1920s Lupita Camacho leaves Mexico and finds work at a fish cannery in Southern California. These fifteen short stories follow her family through three generations of life in America. From a matchmaking wedding dressmaker and vacuum cleaner salesman to twin girls who are high school wrestling champs, the characters in this beautifully rendered, funny and moving collection stay with you long after you finish the book. It’s a joy to read. . . . .  #holaandgoodbye  #donnamiscolta  #latinawriters  #mexicanamericanwriters  #womenofcolor  #WoCbooks  #shortstories  #fiction  #12daysofWoCbooks  #holidaygifts  #bookstagram  #writersofinstagram  #feminism  #12DaysofInstagram  #amreading

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