The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingston

This memoir explores the life of a first-generation Chinese-American woman, navigating the complexities of her dual heritage. Through five interconnected stories, the book delves into the author's childhood experiences, her mother's tales of old China, and the struggles of reconciling these two worlds. The memoir is a blend of reality and mythology, illustrating the author's struggle with her identity, the expectations of her traditional Chinese family, and the challenges of growing up in a predominantly white American society.

The 565th greatest book of all time


Published
1976
Nationality
American
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
200-240
Words
70,000
Original Language
English

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