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The Resource Bamboo among the oaks : contemporary writing by Hmong Americans, edited by Mai Neng Moua

Bamboo among the oaks : contemporary writing by Hmong Americans, edited by Mai Neng Moua

Label
Bamboo among the oaks : contemporary writing by Hmong Americans
Title
Bamboo among the oaks
Title remainder
contemporary writing by Hmong Americans
Statement of responsibility
edited by Mai Neng Moua
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Of an estimated twelve million ethnic Hmong in the world, more than 200,000 live in the United States today, most of them refugees of the Vietnam War and the civil war in Laos. Their numbers make them one of the largest recent immigrant groups in our nation. Today, significant Hmong populations can be found in California, Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Michigan, and Colorado, and St. Paul boasts the largest concentration of Hmong residents of any city in the world. 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. In her introduction, editor Mai Neng Moua describes her bewilderment when she realized that anthologies of Asian American literature rarely contained even one selection by a Hmong American. In 1994, she launched a Hmong literary journal, Paj Ntaub Voice, and in the first issue asked her readers "Where are the Hmong American voices?" Eight years later, this collection -- containing selections from the journal as well as new submissions
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
810.9/895942
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS508.H63
LC item number
B36 2002
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Moua, Mai Neng
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Hmong Americans
  • American literature
  • Hmong Americans
Label
Bamboo among the oaks : contemporary writing by Hmong Americans, edited by Mai Neng Moua
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Hmongspeak
  • The voice
  • May Lee
  • Loneliness
  • Slices with Hmong knife
  • Kou Lor
  • Walking manifesto #2
  • Pacyinz Lyfoung
  • Along the way to the Mekong
  • D.C.
  • Recovering to the hills
  • Father died twenty-five years ago
  • Life in four short chapters
  • My mother is a coffee table
  • My white lover
  • Endstage
  • Mai Neng Moua
  • The Hmong wall
  • The shadow that loved
  • Vayong Moua
  • The garden
  • BC
  • Noukou Thao
  • The true tale of Yer
  • The last war poem
  • Fury
  • Wisdom
  • Bryan Thao Worra
  • Hmoob boy meets Hmong girl
  • Va-Megn Thoj
  • REM & Dab & Neeg & Dab Neeg
  • Twinkies
  • Being Hmong is not enough
  • Extraordinary Hmong
  • Yellow man's burden
  • Ms. Pac-Man ruined my gang life
  • Disconnect
  • Ka Vang
  • 943
  • The case of the red pens
  • M.S. Vang
  • Dreams of a forgotten widow
  • Some old Hmong woman
  • Bee Cha
  • We women of the Hmong culture
  • Reflections of my father
  • Mayli Vang
  • A tropical garden in the San Joaquin Valley
  • Chino
  • Letter from the shore of the Dragon River
  • Immunization
  • Retired
  • The American
  • Soul Choj Vang
  • A good Hmong woman
  • The last walk
  • Hawj Xiong
  • The lovers : a halloween tale of horror
  • Kao Xiong with Dia Cha
  • Broken
  • Running away from home
  • The green house
  • Condom nations
  • Pa Xiong
  • Chapter one
  • True Hang
  • In remembrance
  • Spirit trails
  • Naly Yang
  • Mother's Day
  • My dad the Mekong and me the Mississippi
  • Peter Yang
  • Is the beauty queen a real woman?
  • Kao Yongvang
  • Smokes
  • Sharon Her
Control code
49519029
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 205 pages
Isbn
9780873514361
Isbn Type
(cloth ed. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002004320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Bamboo among the oaks : contemporary writing by Hmong Americans, edited by Mai Neng Moua
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Hmongspeak
  • The voice
  • May Lee
  • Loneliness
  • Slices with Hmong knife
  • Kou Lor
  • Walking manifesto #2
  • Pacyinz Lyfoung
  • Along the way to the Mekong
  • D.C.
  • Recovering to the hills
  • Father died twenty-five years ago
  • Life in four short chapters
  • My mother is a coffee table
  • My white lover
  • Endstage
  • Mai Neng Moua
  • The Hmong wall
  • The shadow that loved
  • Vayong Moua
  • The garden
  • BC
  • Noukou Thao
  • The true tale of Yer
  • The last war poem
  • Fury
  • Wisdom
  • Bryan Thao Worra
  • Hmoob boy meets Hmong girl
  • Va-Megn Thoj
  • REM & Dab & Neeg & Dab Neeg
  • Twinkies
  • Being Hmong is not enough
  • Extraordinary Hmong
  • Yellow man's burden
  • Ms. Pac-Man ruined my gang life
  • Disconnect
  • Ka Vang
  • 943
  • The case of the red pens
  • M.S. Vang
  • Dreams of a forgotten widow
  • Some old Hmong woman
  • Bee Cha
  • We women of the Hmong culture
  • Reflections of my father
  • Mayli Vang
  • A tropical garden in the San Joaquin Valley
  • Chino
  • Letter from the shore of the Dragon River
  • Immunization
  • Retired
  • The American
  • Soul Choj Vang
  • A good Hmong woman
  • The last walk
  • Hawj Xiong
  • The lovers : a halloween tale of horror
  • Kao Xiong with Dia Cha
  • Broken
  • Running away from home
  • The green house
  • Condom nations
  • Pa Xiong
  • Chapter one
  • True Hang
  • In remembrance
  • Spirit trails
  • Naly Yang
  • Mother's Day
  • My dad the Mekong and me the Mississippi
  • Peter Yang
  • Is the beauty queen a real woman?
  • Kao Yongvang
  • Smokes
  • Sharon Her
Control code
49519029
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 205 pages
Isbn
9780873514361
Isbn Type
(cloth ed. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002004320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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