“You can have really intense intimacy over distance, sometimes only because distance is there.”
What Chinese readers consume diverges from what is translated into English. Writers of ordinary life are often left untranslated—until now.
“Liberation begins in the mind… Black folks have never been given the opportunity to define our own reality.”
Sigrid Nunez’s fiction inspires the question: What would it mean to make caring for others into an explicitly public priority?
How does one negotiate the truth within a network of Western racist stereotypes that pathologize the East, alongside equally Western ideas about “insanities”?