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16.3

By Aaron Leaf

Published in 16.3

THERE WAS A MOMENT IN HIGH SCHOOL when I was fascinated with mixed-race identity and the word “Hapa.” Using this Hawaiian term meaning “half” as in “half-white” to describe myself felt empowering, somehow. My … more »


Diversity and hybridity take the stage in our new issue with excerpts of C.E. Gatchalian's play Falling in Time (currently playing at the Performance Works on Granville Island), winning haiku from the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival 2011 Haiku Invitational, and a photo gallery "Mixed Races, Mixed Faces" with photos of our readers and their thoughts on hybrid identity. As well, original fiction and cultural commentary revolving around how "cultural heritage intersects with other social and political realities" (in the words of Ricepaper's editor Eury Chang). Read the Editor's Letter to learn more about this issue.

Also, read our call for submissions for our upcoming issue, the 16.4 Faith and Philosophy issue.