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Maxine Hong Kingston

Maxine Hong Kingston is the author of The Woman Warrior, China Men, and The Fifth Book of Peace, among other works. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the presidentially conferred National Humanities Medal, the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award.

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Excerpt of ‘The Woman Warrior’

Powerful passages early in Maxine Hong Kingston’s memoir demonstrate her lyric fusion of autobiography, family history, and legend.

Oct 1, 2021
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Why I Write: To Change the World

Maxine Hong Kingston shares a few words on her purpose in writing.

Sep 27, 2021
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