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"Mother Tongue" by Amy Tan

Originally published 1990, Three Penny Review

Yvonne read this essay by Amy Tan (author of The Joy Luck Club) and shared it with Girlfriends!! It's about language seen through the eyes of the daughter of Chinese immigrants.

Read "Mother Tongue" here.

Video: Amy Tan discusses her writing and the influence of her relationship with her mother.

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Jan 21, 2022

On the subject of language and the immigrants experience, I would strongly recommend "Minor Feeling" by Cathy Park Hong.

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