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Speaking for Myself: An Anthology of Asian Women's Writing

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This anthology of stories and poems challenges the stereotypical image of women, particularly Asian women, as passive and submissive. While the women in these stories come from diverse cultural backgrounds, their voices give poignant expression to many issues which are common-motherhood, family dynamics, economic deprivation, sexuality-questioning the patriarchal authority ...more
Paperback, 592 pages
Published April 21st 2009 by Penguin Global (first published 2009)
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Navya
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This is basically an anthology of writers from across Asian countries. I was learning things right off the bat. Things like Cyprus is actually part of Asia.

The anthology is mostly short stories, with a fair number of poems sprinkled in, and is organized based on Asian regions and then countries. While I won't call the entries 'representative' writings for either women or the countries they come from (if there can even be such a such a thing), each of them add a unique and interesting p
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Neha Sen
Jul 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I read the updated edition (published in 2018)
Nicole
I picked this up for research purposes and was intrigued by the idea of women writers around Asia who use their writing to challenge stereotypes of images of Asian women. But I struggled through the book. I did not read all th stories. Just:

One Centimetre by Bi Shu-min
Melody in Dreams by Zong Pu
She's a Young Woman and so am I by Wong Bikwan
My Cerebral Child by Agnes Lam
Umbrella on a Moonlit Night Tsuboi Sakae
The Tomoshibi by Ariyoshi Sawako
The Silent Traders by Tsusima Yūko
Boxcar of Chrysanthemu
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Read some stories from this, not all and what I read was pretty good
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