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Good morning! 🌞 We are ready to go at #SCWH2022. Stop by to browse offerings in #americanhistory, #civilwar, #race, #eth...
06/04/2022

Good morning! 🌞 We are ready to go at #SCWH2022. Stop by to browse offerings in #americanhistory, #civilwar, #race, #ethnicstudies, and more. Browsing online? Don't forget your coupon code - SCWH2022 The Society of Civil War Historians
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06/03/2022

Saturday at 9am PT: Join us for a remote event to celebrate the publication of Professor A. W. Strouse’s new book, Form and Foreskin: Medieval Narratives of Circumcision (Fordham University Press, 2021). This event is organized by #UCLAenglish Professor Arvind Thomas. Details --> https://english.ucla.edu/events/professor-a-w-strouse-book-launch/

We are exhibiting in-person at #SCWH2022! Stop by our booth to browse our new titles . We're also hosting a virtual book...
06/03/2022

We are exhibiting in-person at #SCWH2022! Stop by our booth to browse our new titles . We're also hosting a virtual book exhibit online http://ow.ly/1TQn50JpoYw The Society of Civil War Historians #ReadUP #CivilWarHistory #Twitterstorians #AmericanHistory

Author Talk at the Hudson Park Library on Saturday, June 25th. Playwright Alvin Eng writer-performer shares his riveting...
06/03/2022

Author Talk at the Hudson Park Library on Saturday, June 25th. Playwright Alvin Eng writer-performer shares his riveting, tender story of finding voice, identity & community through the transformative power of Asian American arts, activism, punk rock and theater http://ow.ly/AGCi50J3fx0

Happy Pride Month! 🏳️‍🌈 Celebrate with 30% off select titles with coupon code PRIDE22 #ReadUP #ReadwithPride #LGBTQIA #L...
06/03/2022

Happy Pride Month! 🏳️‍🌈 Celebrate with 30% off select titles with coupon code PRIDE22 #ReadUP #ReadwithPride #LGBTQIA #LoveisLove #FridayReads http://ow.ly/v4FW50Jp8em

Save the Date! JUNE 8 - Join Alvin Eng writer-performer at 5 p.m. at Yu & Me Books to discuss his new #memoir, Our Laund...
06/01/2022

Save the Date! JUNE 8 - Join Alvin Eng writer-performer at 5 p.m. at Yu & Me Books to discuss his new #memoir, Our Laundry, Our Town: My Chinese American Life from Flushing to the Downtown Stage and Beyond Over the River Public Relations http://ow.ly/6RFI50Jns7V

Save 30% on select titles during the 10 year anniversary of the Patterson Triennial Conference on Christian Unity, "Nica...
06/01/2022

Save 30% on select titles during the 10 year anniversary of the Patterson Triennial Conference on Christian Unity, "Nicaea, Conciliarity and the Future of Christianity." Use promo code PTC2022 at checkout. Orthodox Christian Studies Center, Fordham University http://ow.ly/oYIU50Jnkfw

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05/27/2022

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Spotlight: Our Laundry, Our Town: My Chinese American Life from Flushing to the Downtown Stage and Beyond by Alvin Eng —...
05/19/2022
Spotlight: Our Laundry, Our Town: My Chinese American Life from Flushing to the Downtown Stage and Beyond by Alvin Eng — What Is That Book About

Spotlight: Our Laundry, Our Town: My Chinese American Life from Flushing to the Downtown Stage and Beyond by Alvin Eng — What Is That Book About

From behind the counter of his parents’ laundry and a household rooted in a different century and culture to the turbulent, exciting streets of 1970s New York City, playwright Alvin Eng shares his riveting, tender story of finding voice, identity and community through the transformative power of A...

The Politics of the Near: On the Edges of Protest in South Africa, by Jérôme Tournadre, translated by Andrew Brown #NewR...
05/19/2022

The Politics of the Near: On the Edges of Protest in South Africa, by Jérôme Tournadre, translated by Andrew Brown #NewRelease http://ow.ly/5vjx50ISt0E

05/18/2022

The It’s Bibliotherapy blog joins the OUR LAUNDRY, OUR TOWN virtual book tour today! Thanks for the spotlight feature on Alvin Eng writer-performer's compelling #chineseamerican memoir available now by Fordham University Press.
・・・
💫 Book Tour 💫

Our Laundry, Our Town by Alvin Eng
Pub Day: May 17th, 2022

What’s your favorite city to visit? 🏙 To me, there’s nothing like a long weekend in New York. Though I’ve spent most of my time in Manhattan and Brooklyn, this book is set in Queens—back in the 1970s. 🖤 Check out the details below.👇🏼

“Alvin Eng grew up in Flushing, Queens, a neighborhood of that singular universe that was New York City in the 1970s – back then, his was one of the few immigrant Chinese families to live there. 🇨🇳

“His parents had an arranged marriage and ran a Chinese Hand Laundry. In OUR LAUNDRY, OUR TOWN: My Chinese American Life from Flushing to the Downtown Stage and Beyond, Eng has created an illuminating time capsule of the Chinese-American experience, from the Chinatowns of the U.S to China’s motherland. 🧺 Eng explores issues of identity, race, and societal expectations with marvelous humor, introspection and tenderness.” 💭

Thank you to @otrpr for this copy! ✨






#itsbibliotherapy #OurLaundryOurTown #AlvinEng #AsianAmericanMemoir #AAPI #AAPIHeritageMonth #FordhamPress #ChineseAmericanMemoir #1970sNYC #NYCmemoir #DowntownNYCtheater #1970spopculture #FlushingQueens #otrpr #booktour #bookstagrammer #books #bookish #booklover #reading #bibliophile #amreading #bookaddict #goodreads #reader #whattoread #booknerd #readersofinstagram

Adapt!: On a New Political Imperative, by Barbara Stiegler, translated by Adam Hocker #NewRelease http://ow.ly/qg1v50ISq...
05/18/2022

Adapt!: On a New Political Imperative, by Barbara Stiegler, translated by Adam Hocker #NewRelease http://ow.ly/qg1v50ISq44

ICYMI, Host Rhina Valentin (BronxNet Community Television) speaks to designer Elie Balleh, Elba Cabrera & Nydia Edgecomb...
05/17/2022
OPEN BxRx Friday | May 13th, 2022 | Bronxnet

ICYMI, Host Rhina Valentin (BronxNet Community Television) speaks to designer Elie Balleh, Elba Cabrera & Nydia Edgecombe (Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture) of Evelina 100, Greg Miller of Dance Parade New York, performer Alvin Eng writer-performer & sports with Bobby C. http://ow.ly/930J50J9UeR

On this edition of OPEN BxRx, Host Rhina speaks to fashion designer Elie Balleh to discuss advocating for better customer service systems and security education on social media platforms. Then, Rhina speaks to Evelina 100 Centennial celebration co-chairs, Elba Cabrera ...

Our Laundry, Our Town: My Chinese American Life from Flushing to the Downtown Stage and Beyond, by Alvin Eng writer-perf...
05/17/2022

Our Laundry, Our Town: My Chinese American Life from Flushing to the Downtown Stage and Beyond, by Alvin Eng writer-performer #NewRelease #EmpireStateEditions http://ow.ly/UHEE50IUtCJ

05/17/2022

Publication Day––May 17th! "Our Laundry, Our Town: My Chinese American Life from Flushing to the Downtown Stage and Beyond" is published by Fordham University Press.

On Friday, May 20, there will be a Two-Part Book Launch party. The Virtual Launch (Part I) is from 5:30-7pm (EST). In-Person (Part II) is 7-9pm (NYC). Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Register for either (or both!) Parts though this FB event link.
https://www.facebook.com/events/5777577805590677
Hope you can join us!

Thank You: Fordham University Press; Over the River Public Relations; Asian American / Asian Research Institute - City University of New York; City Lore ...current and future readers.

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🎧 Listen to Deidre Tyler of New Books Network interview Alvin Eng writer-performer about his new book, Our Laundry, Our ...
05/16/2022

🎧 Listen to Deidre Tyler of New Books Network interview Alvin Eng writer-performer about his new book, Our Laundry, Our Town: My Chinese American Life from Flushing to the Downtown Stage and Beyond - available in stores tomorrow! #ReadUP Over the River Public Relations http://ow.ly/eQ3650J92Iz

Dr. Michael Good, author of "The Search for Major Plagge," had the opportunity to give a talk at the state capital in To...
05/16/2022

Dr. Michael Good, author of "The Search for Major Plagge," had the opportunity to give a talk at the state capital in Topeka, Kansas for Holocaust Remembrance Day. He told the story of his father's incredible tale of survival during the #holocaust and also discussed the danger of #whitesupremecy here in #America. Here is a link to a video of the talk👉 http://ow.ly/CVRR50J8ZTX
#holocaustsurvivor #MajorPlagge #whitesupremacyisterrorism #buffalo #mondaythoughts

Tune in to Literary Thursdays with the Queens Public Library! On Thursday, June 2 at 4 p.m. ET Alvin Eng writer-performe...
05/14/2022

Tune in to Literary Thursdays with the Queens Public Library! On Thursday, June 2 at 4 p.m. ET Alvin Eng writer-performer will discuss his memoir about life growing up in Flushing, Queens in the 1970s. #Culture #StreetLife #PunkRock #ReadUP #Queens #ChineseAmerican #NYC #Theater http://ow.ly/O1EY50J3eWc

Join Kew and Willow Books on May 26th at 7pm via Crowdcast to celebrate the launch of OUR LAUNDRY, OUR TOWN with Alvin E...
05/13/2022
Author Talk: OUR LAUNDRY, OUR TOWN - Crowdcast

Join Kew and Willow Books on May 26th at 7pm via Crowdcast to celebrate the launch of OUR LAUNDRY, OUR TOWN with Alvin Eng writer-performer Alvin with be in conversation with Amy Chin, President of the Board for ThinkChinatown http://ow.ly/GjuP50J3bpJ

Register now for Kew and Willow Books's event on Crowdcast, scheduled to go live on Thursday May 26, 2022 at 7:00 pm EDT.

Book Talk! Wednesday, May 25 - Asian-American Family Secrets: Hidden in Plain Sight | Alvin Eng writer-performer and gen...
05/12/2022

Book Talk! Wednesday, May 25 - Asian-American Family Secrets: Hidden in Plain Sight | Alvin Eng writer-performer and genealogist Amy Chin will discuss the journey of unearthing long-buried family secrets and ‘airing’ the family laundry. #ReadUP #Memoir #Family #AAPIHM #NYC ThinkChinatown http://ow.ly/Cxfg50J3cVI

"Growing up in Flushing had a profound impact on Alvin Eng writer-performer, a local author, playwright, performer, educ...
05/11/2022
Flushing playwright writes memoir - Queens Ledger

"Growing up in Flushing had a profound impact on Alvin Eng writer-performer, a local author, playwright, performer, educator, and punk rock raconteur, whose family was one of only a few immigrant Chinese families to move into the community at the time."—Queens Ledger News | Our Laundry, Our Town will be released by Fordham University Press on May 17 queensledger.com/flushing-playw…

By Daniel Offner [email protected] Growing up in Flushing had a profound impact on Alvin Eng, a local author, playwright, performer, educator, and punk rock raconteur, whose family was one of only a few immigrant Chinese families to move into the community at the time. His parents were from a...

05/11/2022

Tune in to Leonard Lopate at Large today (Wednesday, May 11th) at 1PM to hear @Alvin Eng writer-performer discuss his new memoir, OUR LAUNDRY, OUR TOWN ( @Fordham University Press ; May 17, 2022): https://www.wbai.org/upcoming-program/?id=5564

Save the Date! May 20th - Two Part Book Launch for Our Laundry, Our Town: Our Laundry, Our Town: My Chinese American Lif...
05/11/2022

Save the Date! May 20th - Two Part Book Launch for Our Laundry, Our Town: Our Laundry, Our Town: My Chinese American Life from Flushing to the Downtown Stage & Beyond by Alvin Eng writer-performer Part 1 with Asian American / Asian Research Institute - City University of New York http://ow.ly/scMn50J3f91 and Part II with City Lore http://ow.ly/pm7r50J3f90

Tune in tonight at 10:30 p.m.! 📺 Alvin Eng writer-performer speaks with Spectrum News NY1 about his new #memoir, Our Lau...
05/10/2022

Tune in tonight at 10:30 p.m.! 📺 Alvin Eng writer-performer speaks with Spectrum News NY1 about his new #memoir, Our Laundry, Our Town: My Chinese American Life from Flushing to the Downtown Stage and Beyond #ourlaundryyourtown #AAPIHM #AAPIHeritageMonth #Queens #NYC #ReadUP Over the River Public Relations

Mark your calendars! Alvin Eng writer-performer will be at Book Club Bar on Thursday, May 19th with Mel Chanté, Poet and...
05/10/2022

Mark your calendars! Alvin Eng writer-performer will be at Book Club Bar on Thursday, May 19th with Mel Chanté, Poet and Robert Galinsky to read some lyrics and poems from his new memoir, Our Laundry, Our Town #Memoir #NYC #Queens #Theatre #AAPIHM #AAPIHeritageMonth http://ow.ly/u6ma50J38wQ

05/09/2022

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE: Friday, MAY 20, 2022
TWO-PART BOOK LAUNCH! Virtual & In-Person/NYC

"Our Laundry, Our Town: My Chinese American Life from Flushing to the Downtown Stage and Beyond," A memoir by Alvin Eng

Part I (May 20)
Virtual Book Launch Reading and Talk / 5:30pm – 7 pm (EST)
Asian American / Asian Research Institute - City University of New York
Register for event: https://aaari.info/22-05-20eng/

Part II (May 20)
In-Person Book Launch / 7pm - 9pm (EST)
City Lore Gallery, 56 East 1st Street, East Village, NYC

“Alvin Eng’s masterful, sweeping memoir about growing up with his five siblings in a dysfunctional family in the back of the Foo J. Chin Chinese Hand Laundry in Flushing, Queens is laced with his marvelous humor, family anecdotes and metaphors that bring a century of the Chinese American Experience to life. I was deeply touched, especially by the spirits parallels between the folks in Thornton Wilder's Our Town and the laundry­­ and the beautiful idea that his parents didn't really see each other either––like the characters in the play. Just a beautiful book.”
Steve Zeitlin, author Poetry of Everyday Life, Founding Director of City Lore

Hope you can join us online or in-person to celebrate the publication! More details soon!

OUR LAUNDRY, OUR TOWN
Fordham University Press publication date: May 17, 2022
Available for pre-order:
https://www.fordhampress.com/9781531500368/our-laundry-our-town/

https://bookshop.org/books/our-laundry-our-town-my-chinese-american-life-from-flushing-to-the-downtown-stage-and-beyond/9781531500368

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Redirecting Ethnic Singularity: Italian Americans and Greek Americans in Conversation, edited by Yiorgos Anagnostou, Yio...
05/09/2022

Redirecting Ethnic Singularity: Italian Americans and Greek Americans in Conversation, edited by Yiorgos Anagnostou, Yiorgos Kalogeras, and Theodora Patrona #NewRelease http://ow.ly/zylb50IStFy

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For the final stop of the OUR LAUNDRY, OUR TOWN virtual book tour, We Love Big Books and We Cannot Lie joins us, and they share a great review of this highly entertaining memoir about finding one’s place in the world: https://www.instagram.com/p/CeY5s1xLIAj/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link ・・・ Where are you really from??🌎 I was born in South Korea🇰🇷and am really from there, Alyssa was born in Kansas City Missouri and her family is really from Wales.🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 In Our Laundry, Our Town (Fordham University Press) by Alvin Eng writer-performer as a first-generation Chinese American, he would frequently get asked this question when he would answer with: Flushing! He was born in the US, his father was a paper son and his parents had an arranged marriage before they were fully settled in the US. His family owns a hand laundry business, where he helps out, but would rather be a rock star! In this memoir he recalls the ups and downs of his childhood growing up in Flushing NYC. He went into detail about how many times he felt like he didn’t quite fit in anywhere, he was never quite Chinese enough for Chinatown and not American enough for everyone else. I enjoyed reading about Alvin Eng’s childhood and I was able to relate to many of things he went through, I think this would be a great audio book, with the author narrating! Thank you @otrpr for this gifted copy! You can find Our Laundry, Our Town on our Amazon storefront!🧜🏼‍♀️🌺 . . . . . #ourlaundryourtown #alvineng #otrpr #memoir #biography #aapi #nyc #history #bookfeature #bookspotlight #bookreview #bookreviewer #bookish #bibliophile #welovebigbooksandwecannotlie #goodreads #booklover #booklife #books #reading #reader #view #bookphoto #nature #pnw #alwaysreading #booksbooksbooks
Wonderous Reads, thanks for the marvelous review of OUR LAUNDRY, OUR TOWN by Alvin Eng writer-performer! She is also offering a book giveaway, courtesy of Fordham University Press -- to enter, head over to Instagram for entry instructions. Good luck! https://www.instagram.com/p/CeUNQ4qv8Nk/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link ・・・ 🎉 REVIEW & GIVEAWAY 🎉 Title: OUR LAUNDRY, OUR TOWN: My Chinese American Life from Flushing to the Downtown Stage and Beyond by Alvin Eng 💭 THOUGHTS 💭 I really enjoyed this raw, heartwarming, and inspiring memoir by Alvin Eng! Readers are taken on a journey through the author's upbringing in Flushing (Queens, NY) during the 1970s and how he came to become an author, playwright, and artist . He discusses his family's struggles along with his own, being raised between a cross of two very different cultures while trying to find his own place in the world. The author shares his personal experiences, the good and the bad, with us in such a beautiful and captivating way. He depicts what it was like growing up Chinese American in a somewhat dysfunctional family with many siblings. I love the role that music played in his upbringing and how it influenced him. This memoir puts emphasis on the "American dream", and what this can mean to some, while also putting emphasis on the Asian dream. As an Asian American, this memoir is so very relatable as my family went through some similar struggles. It's about finding your place in the world, which isn't always easy, while trying to balance family dynamics. If you're into memoirs, I would highly recommend this one! 🎉 GIVEAWAY INFO 🎉 Enter to win a copy of OUR LAUNDRY, OUR TOWN: My Chinese American Life from Flushing to the Downtown Stage and Beyond by Alvin Eng TO ENTER: - Must be following me. - Like & save this post. - Tag 2 friends. EXTRA ENTRIES: - Share this post and tag me. - Tag 2 more friends. (Can do this up to 5 times max.) RULES: - US shipping only. - Must have a public, bookish account. - Must be 18+ or have parental permission. - Must be willing to give me your mailing address. - Not affiliated with Instagram or anyone else. - Giveaway ends June 5, 2022 at 6:30 pm EST. - Winner will be DM'd from this account only and have 24 hours to respond. I never ask for payment info. Be careful of scammers. . #bookstagram #memoirs #nonfiction #bookreview #ourlaundryourtown #alvineng #apireads #apiauthors #api #aapi #mustread #bookishAF
If all this buzz about Alvin Eng writer-performer's new memoir has made you eager to check out OUR LAUNDRY, OUR TOWN, then head over to Instagram and visit Lady Bookette’s page. She’s hosting a #Bookgiveaway, and you could get lucky! https://www.instagram.com/p/CeSS0eSrx-9/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link ・・・ 💛 Giveaway Alert 💛 I am partnering with @OTRPR and Fordham University Press to give away a copy of #OurLaundryOurTown! How to Enter (pick one): 💛 Like this post 💛 Share this post on your IG Story and tag me Additional Details: 💛 Deadline to enter 6/8/22 at 11:59 pm PST 💛 Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on my IG Story on 6/10/22 ➡️ Swipe to read more about Our Laundry, Our Town. “If you wept while reading the memoir Crying in H Mart, ached at the injustice in Minor Feelings, and laughed during graphic novel Messy Roots, then Our Laundry, Our Town is the sweet spot between these three.” - The Pundlit #AlvinEng #AsianAmericanMemoir #AAPI #AAPIHeritageMonth #FordhamPress #ChineseAmericanMemoir #1970sNYC #NYCmemoir #DowntownNYCtheater #1970spopculture #FlushingQueens @alvin.eng8
Ohh! It’s OUR LAUNDRY, OUR TOWN #bookgiveaway time! Head over to Tina May Reads on Instagram - today’s virtual book tour stop - for the details: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cd_EqgeLSn5/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link ・・・ CANADA & USA BOOK GIVEAWAY! 🎉 OUR LAUNDRY, OUR TOWN: My Chinese American Life from Flushing to the Downtown Stage and Beyond by Alvin Eng writer-performer is an illuminating new memoir that’s the perfect book to read this month for AAPI Heritage Month. It just came out on May 17! In this book Eng shares his experiences growing up in 70s and 80s as an immigrant and how the theatre impacted his life. Thank you to @otrpr & Fordham University Press for my gifted review copy and for giving away a copy and for including me in this virtual book tour! Swipe for the full synopsis. . One lucky reader will win a copy of Our Laundry, Our Town! . To enter: 📕 Like & save this post & follow me 📗 Comment what you’re currently reading 📘 Bonus entry: tag a friend (Unlimited entries) 📙 Bonus entry: share in your stories & tag me & then comment “shared” on this post . Giveaway not affiliated with Instagram. Ends May 30, 2022. Good luck! .
What a wonderful way to celebrate 59 years and 51 weeks of being with a two-part book launch and pre-birthday celebration. Wendy and I were so grateful to celebrate with family and friends from all walks of our lives...some whose Bar Mitzvahs I attended! We cannot thank you enough for being there last night and always. We are blessed to be on this journey together. Thank you Fordham University Press, City Lore, Asian American / Asian Research Institute - City University of New York, ThinkChinatown and Rise and Resist for making last night possible. Next in-person book events will be in Chinatown: June 8 - Yu and Me Books June 12 - 21 Pell St Community Center (with musical guest Skyler Chin) More online events to be announced #ourlaundryourtown #AAPIHeritageMonth Billy's Bakery Billy's Bakery — at City Lore.
Thanks for shining a spotlight on OUR LAUNDRY, OUR TOWN, Gloriana Wong Blog! ・・・ As we continue to celebrate #AAPI heritage month, I am honored to have been given the opportunity by @otrpr to read #OurTownOurLaundry a memoir by Alvin Eng writer-performer. Alvin Eng grew up in Flushing, Queens, a neighborhood of that singular universe that was New York City in the 1970s – back then, his was one of the few immigrant Chinese families to live there. His parents had an arranged marriage and ran a Chinese Hand Laundry. Eng has created an illuminating time capsule of the Chinese-American experience, from the Chinatowns of the U.S to China’s motherland. Eng explores issues of identity, race, and societal expectations with marvelous humor, introspection and tenderness. Eng reconciles the push and pull of an insular home life with the turbulent yet inspiring street life around him – from faux martial arts TV stars to punk rock and theater. In the 1970s, NYC, like most of the world, was in the throes of regenerating itself in the wake of major social and cultural changes resulting from the Counterculture and Civil Rights movements. These same systemic conflicts form the core of our current global reckoning on representation and identity. By the 1980s, Chinese culture began to flourish in Flushing. Yet, Eng remained an outsider of sorts because he was one of Flushing’s few Chinese citizens who could not speak fluent Chinese. As a theatre practitioner and professor in the 21st century, discovering the under-chronicled Chinese influence on Thornton Wilder’s seminal Americana drama, Our Town, became the unlikely catalyst for a psyche-healing pilgrimage. At City University of Hong Kong, Alvin and his wife, director/dramaturg Wendy Wasdahl, led a Fulbright Specialist devised theatre residency on the Chinese influence on Our Town. From this residency, the US Consulate Guangzhou invited Alvin to perform his Our Town-inspired solo, The Last Emperor of Flushing, in his family’s ancestral Guangdong Province of southern China. Learning to proudly tell his own story on stage helped to make him whole. #ourtownourlaundry #alvineng #asianamericanmemoir #aapiheritagemonth #flushingqueens Fordham University Press
Parution de The Politics of the Near. On the Edges of Protest in South Africa (Fordham University Press), de Jérôme Tournadre, chercheur CNRS à l'ISP.
On today’s virtual book tour stop, the What Is That Book About blog features an excerpt from OUR LAUNDRY, OUR TOWN by Alvin Eng writer-performer, courtesy of Fordham University Press. #aapiheritagemonth #chineseamericanmemoir
The It’s Bibliotherapy blog joins the OUR LAUNDRY, OUR TOWN virtual book tour today! Thanks for the spotlight feature on Alvin Eng writer-performer's compelling #chineseamerican memoir available now by Fordham University Press. ・・・ 💫 Book Tour 💫 Our Laundry, Our Town by Alvin Eng Pub Day: May 17th, 2022 What’s your favorite city to visit? 🏙 To me, there’s nothing like a long weekend in New York. Though I’ve spent most of my time in Manhattan and Brooklyn, this book is set in Queens—back in the 1970s. 🖤 Check out the details below.👇🏼 “Alvin Eng grew up in Flushing, Queens, a neighborhood of that singular universe that was New York City in the 1970s – back then, his was one of the few immigrant Chinese families to live there. 🇨🇳 “His parents had an arranged marriage and ran a Chinese Hand Laundry. In OUR LAUNDRY, OUR TOWN: My Chinese American Life from Flushing to the Downtown Stage and Beyond, Eng has created an illuminating time capsule of the Chinese-American experience, from the Chinatowns of the U.S to China’s motherland. 🧺 Eng explores issues of identity, race, and societal expectations with marvelous humor, introspection and tenderness.” 💭 Thank you to @otrpr for this copy! ✨ ✧ ✧ ✧ #itsbibliotherapy #OurLaundryOurTown #AlvinEng #AsianAmericanMemoir #AAPI #AAPIHeritageMonth #FordhamPress #ChineseAmericanMemoir #1970sNYC #NYCmemoir #DowntownNYCtheater #1970spopculture #FlushingQueens #otrpr #booktour #bookstagrammer #books #bookish #booklover #reading #bibliophile #amreading #bookaddict #goodreads #reader #whattoread #booknerd #readersofinstagram