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Bamboo among the Oaks

Contemporary Writing by Hmong Americans

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Hardback

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In this groundbreaking anthology, first- and second-generation Hmong Americans -- the first to write creatively in English -- share their perspectives on being Hmong in America. In stories, poetry, essays, and drama, these writers address the common challenges of immigrants adapting to a new homeland: preserving ethnic identity and traditions, assimilating to and battling with the dominant culture, negotiating generational conflicts exacerbated by the clash of cultures, and developing new identities in multiracial America. Many pieces examine Hmong history and culture and the authors' experiences as Americans. Others comment on issues significant to the community: the role of women in a traditionally patriarchal culture, the effects of violence and abuse, the stories of Hmong military action in Laos during the Vietnam War. These writers don't pretend to provide a single story of the Hmong; instead, a multitude of voices emerge, some wrapped up in the past, others looking toward the future, where the notion of 'Hmong American' continues to evolve.
Release date NZ
October 1st, 2002
Contributor
Edited by Mai Neng Moua
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Minnesota Historical Society Press,U.S.
Pages
215
Dimensions
140x215x25
ISBN-13
9780873514361
Product ID
2251283

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