Rear cover notes: "AIIIEEEEE! is an anthology of the writings of fourteen accomplished Americans of Japanese, Chinese and Filipino descent. The editors say of their work, 'Asian-America, so long ignored and forcibly excluded from creative participation in American culture, is wounded, sad, angry, wearing and wondering, this is our AIIIEEEEE! It is more than a whine, shout or scream. This is fifty years of our whole voice.' The anthology begins with introductory material which chronicles the history of Asian and Pacific American literature. The provocative short stories, plays and excerpts from novels and autobiographies explore various themes, including identity, liberty, culture and tradition."