My Year of Writing through Diasporic Melancholy

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Shui-yin Sharon Yam


This essay is a nonfiction personal narrative. I reflect on my changing
relationship to writing as I used it to navigate the trauma, grief, and rage I experience as a
diasporic Hongkonger in the US, straddling complex geopolitics across two continents.
Specifically, I explore how my experience with writing shifts as I move from writing primarily
for academic purposes to writing for a more public transnational audience

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