The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
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- Edition:Vintage Intl Ed, April 1989/3rd Printing
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- Dimensions (in):5.2 x 0.6 x 8
- Publication Date:April 23, 1989
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- Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts
- The Woman Warrior
- Maxine Hong Kingston
A Chinese American woman tells of the Chinese myths, family stories and events of her California childhood that have shaped her identity.
The Woman Warrior is a pungent, bitter, but beautifully written memoir of growing up Chinese American in Stockton, California. Maxine Hong Kingston (China Men) distills the dire lessons of her mother's mesmerizing "talk-story" tales of a China where girls are worthless, tradition is exalted and only a strong, wily woman can scratch her way upward. The author's America is a landscape of confounding white "ghosts"--the policeman ghost, the social worker ghost--with equally rigid, but very different rules. Like the woman warrior of the title, Kingston carries the crimes against her family carved into her back by her parents in testimony to and defiance of the pain.
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