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APIDA Book Club

APIDA Book Club is geared towards students who have interest in reading literature written by authors of Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi/South Asian descent. The casual book club discussion will provide an opportunity to discuss how literature relates to or informs the students of their own identity and experiences in the larger world. Contact for questions.

Spring 2023

  • The book that was voted for reading and discussion is Shadow Life by Hiromi Goto. Sign up to join us for the discussion and receive a free copy of the book! The space for this program is limited to 25 participants.  


    • IN-PERSON: Thursday, 5/4/2023 from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM 
    • VIRTUAL: Tuesday, 5/9/2023 from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM 

    Sign-up to attend here:  

Past Picks

  • The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri (Fall 2017)
  • The Best We Could Do, by Thi Bui (Winter 2018)
  • Monstress, by Lysley Tenorio (Spring 2018)
  • Citizen 13660, by Mine Okubo (Fall 2018)
  • Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid (Winter 2019)
  • The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives, edited by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Spring 2019)
  • On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, by Ocean Vuong (Fall 2019)
  • A Place for Us, by Fatima Mirza (Winter 2020)
  • water/tongue, by mai c. doan (Spring 2020)
  • Good Talk, by Mira Jacob (Fall 2020)
  • Know My Name, by Chanel Miller (Winter 2021)
  • Island of Shattered Dreams, by Chantal Spitz  (Spring 2021)
  • Crying in H-Mart, by Michelle Zauner (Fall 2021) 
  • Afterparties, by Anthony Veasna So (Winter 2022) 
  • Iep Jāltok: Poems from a Marshallese Daughter, by Kathy Jetn̄il-Kijiner (Spring 2022)