Among the White Moon Faces: An Asian-American Memoir of Homelands #(2022)
- Title: Among the White Moon Faces: An Asian-American Memoir of Homelands
- Author: Shirley Geok-Lin Lim
- ISBN: 9781558611795
- Page: 371
- Format: Paperback
Free Read Among the White Moon Faces: An Asian-American Memoir of Homelands - by Shirley Geok-Lin Lim - Among the White Moon Faces: An Asian-American Memoir of Homelands, Among the White Moon Faces An Asian American Memoir of Homelands Shirley Geok lin Lim s memoir is a courageously frank and deeply affecting account of a Malaysian girlhood and of the making of an Asian American woman writer and teacher With insight candor and g
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I was really relieved when I finished this book because it is a heavy one Even though it s less than 350 pages, this book is dense and the narrative changes gears all the time One minute, she s talking about her childhood, the next about racism in higher education institutions, the next loneliness in America It s not an easy read, it s definitely a writerly book where it appeals to the writer in you Her writing is great and beautiful, stunning in some instances I absolutely love the parts about [...]
Without a role model in sight, Shirley Geok Lin Lim became a role model for others Her life was no picnic a childhood of grinding poverty, parental and institutional abuse, an ambiguous and alienated relationship to her parents After years of impressive achievements, many told her that they wanted to be like her But that would not be a simple matter, because Shirley Lim was gifted from the beginning, and largely unrecognized as such, until her many milestone journeys were impossible to ignore He [...]
Shirley Lim s poem Monsoon History was a high school read, so for my qualifying exam on Malaysian literature my professor handed this to me I d intended on reading it, just not so soon It unfolds much the way the rest of her writing does quietly, punctuated by moments of revelation and turmoil It invites comparison from every young aspiring Asian academic, especially once who leaves her home country for a Western institution the configurations of race and gender relations are articulated in a cl [...]
One word b l e a h Read this because my mother thought I would relate to the memoirs of a Chinese Malaysian who ended up marrying an American gweilo Instead I was totally put off by a book that I would label self involved But I concede that for those who have not much exposure to Asia Malaysia, this is as good bad a book as any to get a feel for how things were in the early days of Malaya Malaysia from a non Malay perspective.
great book, but not super memorable maybe that s because I read most of it in one day in any case, it has beautiful descriptions and language, as well as on point critical analysis within historical moments that mean than those moments the strongest point of the book and its central theme is colonialism I recommend.
I enjoyed learning about Malaysia in the mid 20th century I also enjoyed reading about her experiences as an ethnic Chinese intelligent woman in Malaysia and as an immigrant in the United States and as a feminist scholar I need to read some of her poetry.
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