Wren, January 28, 2010 (view all comments by Wren)
Rarely do I find a book that combines narrative fiction, memoir, and activism; The Woman Warrior does it all with stunning effect. This is a searing, unapologetic account of Kingston’s journey to find her own identity while acknowledging and honoring her cultural heritage.
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XtomJames, October 12, 2008 (view all comments by XtomJames)
This book is a fantastic self reflection that is sure to get anyone to think about their own past. It gives a great insight to the personal experiences Maxine Hong Kingston experienced growing up an American Chinese girl. It also gives a strong sense of the problems, racism, and traditionalism that exists with in the Chinese Culture as well as the good.
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