Posts Tagged: Carlina Duan

Notable NYC: 5/18–5/24

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Literary events in and around NYC this week!

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Notable Chicago: 12/16–12/22

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Friday 12/16: Women & Children First’s annual Recommended Reading Night is back! Rebecca Makkai, Deborah Jian Lee, Emily Gray Tedrowe, Jasmine Sanders, and Thea Goodman will be discussing their top two favorite books of 2016, followed by a Q&A and book signing. 7 p.m., free. Saturday 12/17: Head to Bow Truss Coffee for the third […]

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Hearing Mandarin, Speaking English

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In middle school, “Yo Mama” jokes infuriated me. My mother was so Chinese she couldn’t eat a hamburger without pinching her nose. She was so Chinese she wore bamboo slippers. In a stunning essay for the Michigan Daily, Carlina Duan writes about growing up as the child of Chinese immigrants in America. She renders her relationship with […]

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