Nina Sharma’s The Way You Make Me Feel | In conversation with Cathy Linh Che

Thursday, June 6, 7pm 

Join us for an event with author Nina Sharma in conversation with Cathy Linh Che on Nina’s new book, The Way You Make Me Feel, a hilarious and moving memoir in essays about love and allyship, told through one Asian and Black interracial relationship. 

When Nina Sharma meets Quincy while hitching a ride to a friend’s Fourth of July barbecue, she spots a favorite book, Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior, in the back seat of his cramped car, and senses a sadness from him that’s all too familiar to her. She is immediately intrigued—who is this man? In The Way You Make Me Feel, Sharma chronicles her and Quincy’s love story, and in doing so, examines how their Black and Asian relationship becomes the lens through which she moves through and understands the world.

Yu & Me Bookstore

44 Mulberry Street

New York, NY 10013

FREE; no RSVP, just show up!

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Nina Sharma’s work has appeared in the New Yorker, Electric Literature, Longreads, and the Margins. A graduate of the MFA program at Columbia University, she served as the programs director at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop and currently teaches at Columbia and Barnard College. She is a proud co-founder of the all–South Asian women’s improv group Not Your Biwi. She lives in New York City.

Cathy Linh Che is the daughter of Vietnam War refugees. She is the author of Split, winner of the Kundiman Poetry Prize, the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America, and the Best Poetry Book Award from the Association of Asian American Studies. Her work has been published in New Republic, the Nation, McSweeney’s, and Poetry. She serves as Executive Director at Kundiman and lives on the traditional lands of the Lenape people.