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But Still, Like Air, I'll Rise New Asian American Plays

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ISBN-10: 1566395380

ISBN-13: 9781566395380

Edition: N/A

Authors: Velina H. Houston

List price: $48.95
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Description:

In this pathbreaking volume, Velina Hasu Houston gathers together eleven plays that speak in the "hybridized, unique American voices of Asian descent--and often dissent." These writers resist the bigotry that attempts to target them solely as people of color as well as the homogenizing tendencies of a multiculturalism that fails to recognize the varied make-up of Asian-America. Anthologized for the first time, these plays testify to the rich complexity of Asian-American experience while they also demonstrate the different styles and thematic concerns of the individual playwrights. What are Asian-American plays about? Family conflicts, sexuality, social upheaval, betrayal . . . the stuff of…    
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Book details

List price: $48.95
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 5/30/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 520
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Talk-Story
Day Standing on Its Head
Kokoro (True Heart)
Dance of the Wandering Souls
Bondage
The Conversion of Ka'ahumanu
Cleveland Raining
Breaking Glass
Junk Bonds
Kimchee and Chitlins
A Language of Their Own
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