by Sarah Sophia Yanni

Bride of the Sea – Eman Quotah

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A tale of liminality and family, characters continually trying to piece themselves together among persistent loss. This is the condition of being a migrant, of being in-between, told in a stunning story which spans nearly fifty years.

Birthday Girl by Sheila J. Sadr

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Sadr shines in her composition of concise statements on gender, with gut-punch assertions about the essential truths of being a woman, rendered in stunning fragments.

Zigzags – Kamala Puligandla

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Zigzags is a nod to the persistence of queer joy, a radical thing in and of itself.