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Be Me

Literary Work

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This anthology of short fiction features South East Asian writers depicting the place of LGBTQIA+ identities within our societies as validated by pre-colonial allusions, thereby asserting that homophobia and transphobia are colonial impositions used to weaken pillars within our community. Magic is used as a parallel to identity, like LGBTQIA+ identities, indigenous wisdom and faith were also vilified by our colinizers.

Edited by: Joel Donato Ching Jacob and Daphne Lee



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Joel Donato Ching Jacob


Joel Donato Ching Jacob (he/him) is the author of Wing of the Locust, the winner of the Scholastic Asian Book Award 2018. He lives in Bay, Laguna with his mother and dogs.


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