In the wake of the global #StopAsianHate movement, many have been looking for book recommendations to better understand the experiences of the Asian diaspora community, beyond Kevin Kwan's glittering world of riches and luxury in Crazy Rich Asians.
From light-hearted fiction to heart-wrenching memoirs, we've rounded up the exciting new releases from Jhumpa Lahiri, Michelle Zauner and other talented writers offering their take on the topic.
1. Southbound by Anjali Enjeti
Former attorney, organiser, and award-winning journalist Anjali Enjeti releases a collection of 20 essays on identity, inheritance and social change. Tracing her own personal journey as a mixed-race girl growing up in the Deep South, she tackles tough topics, including white feminism, the early years of the AIDS epidemic in the South, the 1982 racialised killing of Vincent Chin, evangelical Christianity's marriage to extremism, voter suppression, gun violence and historical whitewashing, in a powerfully optimistic and unifying voice.
Release Date: April 5