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Thread: Queer POC/Non-U.S. perspectives in fiction and memoirs

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    Queer POC/Non-U.S. perspectives in fiction and memoirs

    I was hoping some of you intelligent folks could direct me to or reccommend any novels, short stories, memoirs or personal essays dealing with the experiences of both QUILTBAG people of color and/or QUILTBAG people from outside the U.S.

    ETA: Or (did I forget this was a forum, where interaction takes place?) please share your own too

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    Here is a really super long list of them: http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201583

    And a couple that have come out since then:
    Hidden by Tomas Mournian
    I Am J by Cris Beam

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    Some I didn't saw mentioned there, Kitty:

    Before Night Falls: Autobiography of Cuban gay writer and poet Reinaldo Arenas.

    Kiss of the Spider Woman: A novel about the relationship of two Latin American prisoners, one locked for a political crime and the other for a sexual crime, and how they bond on ther status of outsiders.
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    There's a YA book called Street Dreams, by Tama Wise, the story of a queer Maori in New Zealand. Being queer and Maori is the central conflict.

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    Thank you, huzzah! Of course there was already a thread on it. My poor to-read list, it was so long already...

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    Red Azalea by Anchee Min came to my mind in addition to those already mentioned. It's a memoir.
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    Quote Originally Posted by absitinvidia View Post
    There's a YA book called Street Dreams, by Tama Wise, the story of a queer Maori in New Zealand. Being queer and Maori is the central conflict.
    Ooh, must look that one up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unimportant View Post
    Ooh, must look that one up!
    One of my friends recommended it to me, along with Chulito, by Charles Rice-Gonzalez. They're both worth reading.

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