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Maxine Hong Kingston Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 29 pages of information about the life of Maxine Hong Kingston.
This section contains 8,594 words
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One of the most outspoken contemporary feminist writers, Maxine Hong Kingston states in her autobiographical book The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts (1976), "The swordswoman and I are not so dissimilar. . . . What we have in common are the words at our backs. The idioms for revenge are 'report a crime' and 'report to five families.' The reporting is the vengeance—not the beheading, not the gutting, but the words." With prose that both unsettles Chinese American sexism and American racism, Kingston is a "word warrior" who battles social and racial injustice. It is perhaps surprising that Kingston could not speak English until she started school. Once she had learned it, however, she started to talk stories. Decades later, this once silent and silenced woman is becoming a notable American writer.

Maxine Hong Kingston was born to Chinese immigrant parents, Tom Hong...

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This section contains 8,594 words
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Purchase our Maxine Hong Kingston Biography
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