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[REVIEW]Linghun, by Ai Jiang

(BUY THIS BOOK) Linghun is a Mandarin word that can be translated as spirit or soul. It’s also the title of Canadian-Chinese writer Ai Jiang’s new novella. Fittingly, it’s about a place called HOME, where families impoverish themselves in order to call the spirits of their beloved dead back into their lives. Wenqi’s there because…

[REVIEW] Repairing Play: A Black Phenomenology, by Aaron Trammell

(Buy this book here) One person’s game can be another’s torment. Aaron Trammell is a professor of informatics and the editor of Analog Game Studies. He puts this background to good use in this book, analyzing what play really means in a racialized context and a racist society. He pulls from theory, philosophy, cultural wisdom,…

[REVIEW] Manhunt, by Gretchen Felker-Martin

(Buy this book here.) (EDIT: I tend not to read other reviews before I write my own, and it’s come to my attention that there are a lot of trans readers and writers that have very pointed #ownnormal critiques of this book. In the interest of practicing what I preach, before you read this review,…

Last Week In Books: What is Diversity, Really?

Let’s just get right to the bookish news for this week. Thanks for reading, beautiful people. Quick reminder to check out the Equal Opportunity Bookshop, where your purchases earn commissions that keep this blog drowning in pages and paragraphs. Peace!

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