New & Noteworthy: November 2019 | Sojourners

New & Noteworthy: November 2019

Three culture recommendations from our editors.

Notes on Compassion

In Kishi Bashi’s fourth studio album, Omoiyari, he examines what history can teach us about America today. The forced relocation and internment of more than 117,000 Japanese Americans during World War II is evoked through poignant lyrics that paint parallels between then and now. Joyful Noise

Just a Child

Separated by the Border: A Birth Mother, a Foster Mother, and a Migrant Child’s 3,000-Mile Journey focuses on Julia, one of many children who made their way from Honduras to the U.S.-Mexico border in 2017. Interweaving narrative and research, Gena Thomas tells a personal story of immigration and love. IVP

Intricate Life

White Dancing Elephants , a collection of short stories by Chaya Bhuvaneswar, presents tales set in a dystopia, our modern world, and even the 16th century. Immigrant women of color are most of the protagonists in this debut, which explores conflicts of race, gender, queerness, religion, and violence. Dzanc Books

This appears in the November 2019 issue of Sojourners
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