Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

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Author of the novel Harmless Like You.  Short work has appeared in Granta, Guernica, The Guardian, The Harvard Review, and NPR's Selected Shorts.


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Is the Green You See, the Green I See?

As my brain absorbed these other names, the colors seemed to shift. The names themselves were changing how I saw the colors.

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The Cactus Mother: Nine Plants, Zero Kids

I used to tell people I needed to write a novel before I could consider offspring. I have written one novel. I am considering purchasing a fern.

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The Woman Scared of Her Own Kimono

I feel unworthy to wear the uniform of my inheritance.