A fearless work of creative non-fiction about racism in cultural pursuits by award-winning poet Cathy Park Hong.
Chosen as a Guardian BOOK OF 2020, picked by AnOther as a Book You Should Read This Year, BBC Best Books of 2020 so far
'Brilliant, penetrating and unforgettable, Minor Feelings is what was missing on our shelf of classics...To read this book is to become more human' - Claudia Rankine author of Citizen
'Hong says the book was 'a dare to herself', and she makes good on it: by writing into the heart of her own discomfort, she emerges with a reckoning destined to be a classic' - Maggie Nelson, author of The Argonauts
What happens when an immigrant believes the lies they're told about their own racial identity?
For Cathy Park Hong, they experience the shame and difficulty of "minor feelings".
Cathy Park Hong has written three books of poetry, and has received some of the most prestigious fellowships for her writing: the Windham-Campbell Prize, the Guggenheim Fellowship, and the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Her essays have been cited by Claudia Rankine, Viet Thanh Nguyen, and Ben Lerner, and have been called 'groundbreaking' (Granta) and the 'cornerstone of contemporary criticism' (Ploughshares).
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