Tenaya Izu’s graphic novel Space Monkey narrates a world where subjects are incarcerated, forced to labor, and subject to medical experiments without full knowledge.
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We recently spoke to Vani Natarajan, a librarian at Barnard College in New York City, about her trip as part of a delegation of librarians and archivists to Palestine. The librarians and archivists’ solidarity statement details how they respected the call for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel during their visit.
Dream: True Love Waits, a graphic novel by Tenaya Lee Izu This graphic novel features line drawings and magenta-toned self-portraits of the author mixed in with comic book panels telling the dream-like story of two friends as they navigate their relationships with men, their city, and each other.
Kalina Yingnan Deng, a 1.5 generation Mississippi native by way of Beijing, China, studies political and social thought at Wellesley College. Her work ‘Hands & Feet’ is a reflection of her experience as an immigrant and Asian female navigating both the conservative American South as well as liberal New England.
Artist Information: Sarosh Arif Barnard College, Class of 2013 Acrylic Art on Stretched Canvas
“The women of Katakhali are so confident and resilient. They are truly inspiring. We have a lot to learn from the people of this remote village.”
Artist Statement This work is about a journey of love, a journey of sacrifice, and a journey of hope. This is about one of America’s oldest ethnic communities, the ChineseAmericans.
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