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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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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
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Read some stories from this, not all and what I read was pretty good
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