Book Reviews of The Woman Warrior : Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts

The Woman Warrior : Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts
The Woman Warrior Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts
Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
ISBN-13: 9780394723921
ISBN-10: 0394723929
Publication Date: 8/12/1977
Pages: 243
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
An amazing autobiography of a Chinese woman growing up in California. Much of the story is how about finding a balance between her immigrant parents' values and her own, very different reality as a Chinese-American woman. I've read my copy several times.
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Helpful Score: 2
Maxine Hong Kingston writes about the bonds as well as the conflicts between women in Chinese-American culture--how the traditional Asian way of life is transformed in the new world for better and for worse. In the process, Kingston tells the story of her life, her coming of age, and her assimilation into American culture
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Essays of a first generation Asian-American woman and the legends she is raised on from her Chinese mother. To say Kingston is not comfortable with her Chinese roots would be an understatement indeed.
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Kingston's odyssey of a "quiet" Chinese-American girl growing up with immigrant parents in a family whose ancestor ghosts shape daily habits and thoughts an ocean and world away.