East Side Voices


This collection of 17 essays and poems explore the different experiences of being part of the East and Southeast Asian diaspora living in Britain today. Showcasing well-known celebrities, prize-winning literary stars and emerging voices, the anthology covers a wide-range of subjects from the front lines of the NHS during Covid, to navigating sexuality and gender, art, body image, the culture of casting in the film world and the significance of the names we are given. Contributors include actress Katie Leung, model Naomi Shimada, novelists Tash Aw, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Sharlene Teo, poets Will Harris and Mary Jean Chan, and journalist and podcaster Zing Tsjeng.


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A strong, compelling, and quietly beautiful collection of stories that have gone untold for too long, from voices that have too often been sidelined from the artistic mainstream.’ Jonathan Liew

In this bold, first-of-its kind collection, East Side Voices invites us to explore a dazzling spectrum of experience from the East and Southeast Asian diaspora living in Britain today.

Showcasing original essays and poetry from well-known celebrities, prize-winning literary stars and exciting new writers, East Side Voices takes us many places: from the frontlines of the NHS in the midst of the Covid pandemic, to the set of a Harry Potter film, from a bustling London restaurant to a spirit festival in Myanmar. In the process we navigate the legacies of family history, racial identity, assimilation and difference.

Edited by Helena Lee, founder of the East Side Voices cultural salon and Acting Deputy Editor of Harper’s Bazaar.

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Weight 0.34 kg
Dimensions 21.8 × 14.4 × 2.8 cm










941.00495 (edition:23)


General – Trade / Code: K


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