Mar 9, 2021 • 1HR 7M

Loving Guam, fighting empire with Julian Aguon

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Time To Say Goodbye
A podcast about Asia, Asian America, and life during the Coronavirus pandemic, featuring Jay Caspian Kang and Tammy Kim.
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Hello from the imperial U.S.A.!

Our special guest this week is the CHamoru activist attorney and writer Julian Aguon. Julian calls in from Guam to talk about his new book, The Properties of Perpetual Light, which comes out at the end of the month. (Pre-order it for you and a friend!)

Julian reads from the book and talks about: 

  • Developing his voice as a writer and mixing genres: from poetry to political commentary to personal essay; 

  • Guam/CHamoru identity and attempts to build solidarity with other colonized and indigenous peoples across the world;

  • His work as a lawyer with Blue Ocean Law;

  • Guam as a hotspot of climate change and militarization;

  • How Guam, as a U.S. colony, is often stuck in the old and ongoing U.S.-China conflict.

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