"Sofala-Jones has written the map for straddling cultures, for existing in a misunderstood body. Afakasi | Half-Caste is a penned-down oral tradition of the people of Samoan and European ancestry. In it, an afakasi woman grows up in Georgia underneath a harsh societal gaze. The speaker’s haunting search for identity is a how-to guide for the lost—those who don’t fit into neat boxes, the silenced, the forgotten...With this title, Sofala-Jones traces a route over the one society has drawn, then pauses, offering the pen, waiting for the reader to take hold."
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