This class will focus on the reading, discussion and critique of books about the many cultures that make up the United States and the world. Classes are held once a month to give people time to read the books and prepare for the discussion. The upcoming books are: March, Womens’ History Month: The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston Amazon Review: The Woman Warrior is a pungent, bitter, but beautifully written memoir of growing up Chinese American in Stockton, California. Maxine Hong Kingston (China Men) distills the dire lessons of her mother's mesmerizing "talk-story" tales of a China where girls are worthless, tradition is exalted and only a strong, wily woman can scratch her way upward. The author's America is a landscape of confounding white "ghosts"-- the policeman ghost, the social worker ghost-- with equally rigid, but very different rules. Like the woman warrior of the title, Kingston carries the crimes against her family carved into her back by her parents in testimony to and defiance of the pain.
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