Among the white moon faces: an Asian-American memoir of homelands

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Feminist Press at the City University of New York,
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1996.
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In this critically acclaimed memoir, Lim lays bare the turns in her early life in wartorn Malaysia, from wealth and security to poverty and family violence. Her struggles to fashion a meaningful life that will include professional achievement and a self-determined sexuality take her on a journey across cultural and geographical borders. In time, she moves from a numbered isolation to a self-forged identity as an Asian American, aware of her relationship to the land she left behind, her new homeland, and the homeland she carries within herself.
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Asian American women
Asian American women -- Biography
Autobiographies
Biographies
Biography
Electronic books
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Poetry
Lim, Shirley
Poets, American
Poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography
Women poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography
title_displayAmong the white moon faces : an Asian-American memoir of homelands
title_fullAmong the white moon faces : an Asian-American memoir of homelands / Shirley Geok-lin Lim
Among the white moon faces : an Asian-American memoir of homelands [electronic resource] / Shirley Geok-lin Lim
Among the white moon faces [electronic resource] : an Asian-American memoir of homelands / Shirley Geok-lin Lim
title_shortAmong the white moon faces
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Electronic books
LITERARY CRITICISM
Lim, Shirley
Poetry
Poets, American
Women poets, American