A Black-Japanese student enters a Japanese school. The Japanese students are amazed, curious, condescending, afraid, finding ways to make him outcast. This Short Film, written and directed by Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour, Jr., shines a lens onto a small town, and gives a picture of how Japanese-mix children and people, and black-mixed people and … Continue Reading Now Showing in Theaters: うまれつき (Born With It)
Tasha – or Yoon Mi Rae in Korea, alternatively known as “T-Tasha”— is definitely South Korea’s greatest Hip-Hop/Rap/R&B or more accurately: K-R&B artist. Her heritage is African-American/Korean, and is in my other posts and the purpose of this whole blog site, her experiences growing up in Korea were full of … Continue Reading T-Tasha / Yoon-Mi-Rae : Korean Rap/Hip-Hop/R&B QUEEN
It’s official! My Book will be published in the Fall of 2014 – by 2Leaf Press. I will keep everyone updated. I have provided the Vimeo introductory video here. More will follow. While watching this video, there are two issues I want to mention. SORRY–THIS BOOK WILL BE DELAYED until … Continue Reading It’s Official! My BOOK will be PUBLISHED – Fall 2014! (Now delayed until 2017)
This is the first in a series of ongoing video projects based on my personal family history, historical memory, Asia-Pacific postwar ethnography and the historical present. It is on my channel at YouTube.
One of the best Asian-American literary journals in the United States is The Kartika Review. The Spring 2012 issue was just released, with my first published poem entitled: For Kiyoko, Epitaph/Chikai published in the issue. It is a poem dedicated to my mother, who just passed away this past September.