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Moua, Mai Neng 1974-

Overview
Works: 11 works in 16 publications in 2 languages and 590 library holdings
Genres: Literature  Poetry 
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Most widely held works about Mai Neng Moua
 
Most widely held works by Mai Neng Moua
Bamboo among the oaks : contemporary writing by Hmong Americans( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of an estimated twelve million ethnic Hmong in the world, more than 200,000 live in the United States today, most of them refugees of the Vietnam War and the civil war in Laos. Their numbers make them one of the largest recent immigrant groups in our nation. Today, significant Hmong populations can be found in California, Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Michigan, and Colorado, and St. Paul boasts the largest concentration of Hmong residents of any city in the world. In this groundbreaking anthology, first- and second-generation Hmong Americans -- the first to write creatively in English -- share their perspectives on being Hmong in America. In stories, poetry, essays, and drama, these writers address the common challenges of immigrants adapting to a new homeland: preserving ethnic identity and traditions, assimilating to and battling with the dominant culture, negotiating generational conflicts exacerbated by the clash of cultures, and developing new identities in multiracial America. Many pieces examine Hmong history and culture and the authors' experiences as Americans. Others comment on issues significant to the community: the role of women in a traditionally patriarchal culture, the effects of violence and abuse, the stories of Hmong military action in Laos during the Vietnam War. These writers don't pretend to provide a single story of the Hmong; instead, a multitude of voices emerge, some wrapped up in the past, others looking toward the future, where the notion of "Hmong American" continues to evolve. In her introduction, editor Mai Neng Moua describes her bewilderment when she realized that anthologies of Asian American literature rarely contained even one selection by a Hmong American. In 1994, she launched a Hmong literary journal, Paj Ntaub Voice, and in the first issue asked her readers "Where are the Hmong American voices?" Eight years later, this collection -- containing selections from the journal as well as new submissions
Loss and separation( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Becoming American : the Hmong American story( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silence( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral history interviews of the Hmong Women's Action Team Oral History Project = Hmoob Thaj Yeeb Oral History Project by Hmong Women's Action Team Oral History Project( )

in Sino-Tibetan and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hmong women interviewed each other, their mothers and grandmothers and other female relatives. They discuss the accomplishments of Hmong women in Laos and the United States and the changing roles of Hmong women in the home and the community. Most were born in Laos, spent some time in refugee camps during the war, and immigrated to the United States. One family immigrated to France and then to the United States
The undocumented people( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Gender and identity( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bamboo among the oaks book discussion( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

As part of the University of Wisconsin Marathon County's Journey to American Identities series, contributing authors of the book, Bamboo Among the Oaks, read from their works and answer questions from the audience regarding what it means to be a Hmong American in the 21st century
Visions for the future( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Writes( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Bamboo among the oaks : contemporary writing by Hmong Americans
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Mai Neng Moua American writer

Mai Neng Moua Amerikaans schrijfster

Mai Neng Moua escritora estadounidense

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