The Blood in Our Veins, The Roots to Our Trees: A Southeast Asian Anthology (Paperback)
From the preface. This year (2021) marks the 46th year of the Southeast Asian Diaspora's Anniversary. It's been 46 years since our mass exodus from Southeast Asia, but for some, the war never left. There are those who still struggle with a plethora of mental health struggles, intergenerational trauma, deportation, environmental racism, and so many other issues that are not publicized in the media. Our struggles and our people are continued to be made invisible and erased from American history and media, but not anymore.
The second, third, fourth and counting generation of Southeast Asians in America will continue to rise, to advocate for our communities, and fight to be seen, heard, and understood. This anthology is an effort of that.
This anthology is a collection of second generation Southeast Asian-Americans' sorrows, struggles, and heart. We offer these pieces of ourselves to our community in hopes of promoting healing, growth, and prosperity.
72 pages. Poetry and Essays.