March 3, 2024:

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Emi Sasagawa

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Emi Sasagawa

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Emi Sasagawa is a settler, immigrant and queer woman of colour, living and writing on the traditional, ancestral and stolen territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Selilwitulh Nations.

Her debut novel Atomweight, by Tidewater Press, tells the story of Aki, a good girl, good student, good daughter from a loving but demanding multiracial family, who, after being triggered by a violent incident, begins picking fights with random strangers.

This is a story about mixedness, queerness and power—about reflecting on oppression and privilege, and the ways we take up space in the world.

Emi is a graduate of TWS at Simon Fraser University, and is currently completing an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia.

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