The Woman Warrior
Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts
Maxine Hong Kingston
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A Chinese American woman tells of the Chinese myths, family stories and events of her California childhood that have shaped her identity.
An Instant Favorite
I had the opportunity to read this book for a college multi-cultural literature class and instantly became amazed at unique development of this touching and thought provoking memoir.
Kingston mixes her memories, with chinese talk and ghost stories. The reader often asks the question of what is real and what is reality.
Main themes include: silence, racism , womanhood, parenthood, tradition, assimilation and intelligence.
The actually reading is not difficult, but the themes and elements are. I would recommend this memoir to anyone who is looking to challenge their perceptions of themselves and the perceptions of those they have been touched by. Fantastically haunting and an instant favorite of mine.