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Monday, June 17, 2024

In a time of destruction, create something.

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Maxine Hong Kingston

During the late 1960s, the United States was in the throes of the devastating Vietnam War, and anti-war protests rocked the nation. That’s when author Maxine Hong Kingston started writing her award-winning memoir “The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts,” based on her upbringing as a Chinese American in California. In a time of unrest, Kingston processed her thoughts and emotions by creating. Published in 1976, the book went on to have a great impact on literature, uniquely blending folklore and autobiography to tackle complex issues such as immigration and feminism during a period of cultural revolution.

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