PEN | America
PEN | America interviews Cinelle Barnes on the writer's identity, navigating truth, political resistance, and the writer's relationship with social media. Read the PEN Ten Interview here
SheReads.com recommends Monsoon Mansion's audio version, and says, "Stuck in a tangled web of betrayal, Barnes’s harrowing coming-of-age memoir reveals the strength we don’t know we have until we are forced to use it."
Charleston city paper
Barnes' aptly titled debut memoir, Monsoon Mansion, is saturated in pain, trauma, and, at times, pure joy. This is Barnes' childhood in the Philippines — one she describes as both mesmerizing and horrifying. "It was hibiscus flowers one day, guns the next. And that was normal to me, I thought it was what everyone experienced." Read the entire article here.