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The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds (The Malayan Series) - Selina Siak Chin Yoke
The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds (The Malayan Series)
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Facing challenges in an increasingly colonial world, Chye Hoon, a rebellious young girl, must learn to embrace her mixed Malayan-Chinese identity as a Nyonya—and her destiny as a cook, rather than following her first dream of attending school like her brother.Amidst the smells of chillies and... show more
Facing challenges in an increasingly colonial world, Chye Hoon, a rebellious young girl, must learn to embrace her mixed Malayan-Chinese identity as a Nyonya—and her destiny as a cook, rather than following her first dream of attending school like her brother.Amidst the smells of chillies and garlic frying, Chye Hoon begins to appreciate the richness of her traditions, eventually marrying Wong Peng Choon, a Chinese man. Together, they have ten children. At last, she can pass on the stories she has heard—magical tales of men from the sea—and her warrior’s courage, along with her wonderful kueh (cakes).But the cultural shift towards the West has begun. Chye Hoon finds herself afraid of losing the heritage she so prizes as her children move more and more into the modernising Western world.
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781503939349 (1503939340)
ASIN: 1503939340
Publisher: AmazonCrossing
Pages no: 474
Edition language: English
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4.5 The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds
A fascinating story that was a incredible relatable despite the cultures and times being radically different my own. Let me start off with how interesting the author herself is. This was the debut novel of Selina Siak Chin Yoke, I had gotten it free from Kindle First. Before sitting down to the writ...
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