The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston

Mulan, not with a sword but pen

Curious book reviewer says:

Imagine mulan, but see her emerge from these pages with not a sword but a pen ✒️ (my last book for Topics in American Literature, check! ✅)

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The book was very strange and abstract, and I felt like I was swimming in myriads of Kingston’s memory mixed with dreams, tainted with the past ☁️☁️☁️ I almost drowned in the superstitious and communist Chinese culture of old China🏮 

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The concept of time is lost ⏱ its seconds bleeding into the story-telling that has little concern of whether it’s the past, present or future. It’s altogether mystical, frightening, truthful, painful but brave. I can’t describe it accurately because of its dreamlike ✒️✨ quality – and the reader almost struggles with this blur that the impossible is possible and the possible can happen anytime. 

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An indirectly empowering read for women that seeks to explain rather than command our attention 💃🏻

3.7/5

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Book’s official synopsis:

A Chinese American woman tells of the Chinese myths, family stories and events of her California childhood that have shaped her identity. It is a sensitive account of growing up female and Chinese-American in a California laundry.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30852.The_Woman_Warrior?ac=1&from_search=true

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