The Woman Warrior

Maxine Hong Kingston


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The Woman Warrior, by Maxine Hong Kingston was published in 1975. It is a memoir depicting Kingston’s experiences growing up as a Chinese American. The book is divided into five chapters that each focus mainly on one important figure in Kingston’s life. She often writes in fact, talk-story, or imagination which keeps the book lively and interesting. The lines between Kingston’s life, her mother’s talk-story, and Kingston’s imagination are often blurred. This blurry yet vivid image she writes about, paints the picture of how she sees and felt things from her childhood. This book is a memoir of Kingston’s bittersweet childhood, and her growing up in America. She expresses the struggles she felt, and the freedom she so much wanted. And it is finally her time to talk.


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