You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids

mused by my earnestness, you ask, “Does the diaspora dream?” Of course the diaspora dreams! Many dreams. Full of hunger and longing, lingering and remembering. Trying to recapture what never was. As time keeps moving us farther and ...

Author: Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814349427

Category: Literary Collections

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In the aftermath of a messy divorce, Frances Kai-Hwa Wang writes in the hope of beginning to build a new life with four children, bossy aunties, unreliable suitors, and an uncertain political landscape. The lyric essays in You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids deftly navigate the space between cultures and reflect on lessons learned from both Asian American elders and young multiracial children, punctuated by moments rich with cultural and linguistic nuance. In her prologue, Wang explains, "Buddhists say that suffering comes from unsatisfied desire, so for years I tried to close the door to desire. I was so successful, I not only closed the door, I locked it, barred it, nailed it shut, then stacked a bunch of furniture in front of it. And now that door is open, wide open, and all my insides are spilling out." Full of current events of the day and #HashtagsOfTheMoment, the topics in the collection are wide ranging, including cooking food to show love, surviving Chinese School, being an underpaid lecturer, defending against yellow dildos, navigating immigration issues, finding love in a time of elections, crying with children separated from their parents at the border, charting the landscape of frugal/hoarder elders during the pandemic, witnessing COVID-inspired anti–Asian American violence while reflecting on the death of Vincent Chin, teaching her sixteen-year-old son to drive after the deaths of Trayvon Martin and George Floyd, and trusting the power of writing herself into existence. Within these lyric essays, some of which are accompanied by artwork and art installations, Wang finds the courage and hope to speak out for herself and for an entire generation of Asian American women. A notable work in the landscape of Asian American literature as well as Midwest and Michigan-based literature, You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids features a clear and powerful voice that brings all people together in these political and pandemic times.
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Dreaming in Canadian

Diaspora Dreams and the Call of the Collective Unlike the more recognized legal ties of a nation-state, the pull of a diaspora is embedded in a sense of cultural, historical, and social unity: “In broad terms, culture may be viewed as ...

Author: Faiza Hirji

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774859714

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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As various nations wrestle with issues of immigration, integration, and pluralism, second-generation immigrants are exploring new ways to make sense of who they are and where they belong in the face of competing cultural demands. Dreaming in Canadian turns the spotlight on the role of Bollywood cinema in the production of cultural, religious, and national identities among South Asian youth in Toronto, Vancouver, and Ottawa. By documenting the voices of these young adults and how they draw on media in the formation of uniquely hybrid identities, this book interrogates the realities that underpin media portrayals of diaspora, nationalism, and multiculturalism.
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We Are Now a Nation

The statuses and/or identitifications of diaspora Croats, returnees, and homeland Croats are fixed neither in time ... Significantly, the culmination of diaspora dreams for an independent homeland has opened up new spaces of contestation.

Author: Daphne Winland

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442669543

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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The first book-length examination of North American Croatian diaspora responses to war and independence, We are Now a Nation highlights the contradictions and paradoxes of contemporary debates about identity, politics, and place.
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Homeland Calling

By 1997 the diaspora's dreams of a Greater Serbia lay in ruin at Milošević's feet, their ancestral homes in enemy territory, their family members bunked in overcrowded refugee centers. Particularly in North America, ...

Author: Paul Hockenos

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501725654

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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Over the last ten years, many commentators have tried to explain the bloody conflicts that tore Yugoslavia apart. But in all these attempts to make sense of the wars and ethnic violence, one crucial factor has been overlooked—the fundamental roles played by exile groups and émigré communities in fanning the flames of nationalism and territorial ambition. Based in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and South America, some groups helped provide the ideologies, the leadership, the money, and in many cases, the military hardware that fueled the violent conflicts. Atypical were the dissenting voices who drew upon their experiences in western democracies to stem the tide of war. In spite of the diasporas' power and influence, their story has never before been told, partly because it is so difficult, even dangerous to unravel. Paul Hockenos, a Berlin-based American journalist and political analyst, has traveled through several continents and interviewed scores of key figures, many of whom had never previously talked about their activities. In Homeland Calling, Hockenos investigates the borderless international networks that diaspora organizations rely on to export political agendas back to their native homelands—agendas that at times blatantly undermined the foreign policy objectives of their adopted countries. Hockenos tells an extraordinary story, with elements of farce as well as tragedy, a story of single-minded obsession and double-dealing, of high aspirations and low cunning. The figures he profiles include individuals as disparate as a Canadian pizza baker and an Albanian urologist who played instrumental roles in the conflicts, as well as other men and women who rose boldly to the occasion when their homelands called out for help.
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Autonomy Arrangements around the World A Collection of Well and Lesser Known Cases

SREBRNIK, Henry F. 2002 Such Stuff as Diaspora Dreams Are Made on: Birobidzhan and the Canadian-Jewish Communist Imagination. Canadian Jewish Studies 10.75-107. 2004 Red Star over Birobidzhan: Canadian Jewish Communists and the 'Jewish ...

Author: István Gergő Székely

Publisher: Editura ISPMN

ISBN: 9786068377308

Category: Autonomy

Page: 502

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The Return of the Chaos Monsters

Though this view was contradicted daily, the ideology held through the First Temple period and began to wither only when generations of deferred Diaspora dreams made it untenable. In his visions, Daniel does not speak of heaven and hell ...

Author: Gregory Mobley

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802837462

Category: Literary Criticism

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Gregory Mobley plunges beneath the Bible's surface to reveal its "backstories" -- the tales that constitute the backbone of the people Israel and of the body of Christ. Viewing the Bible as "essentially, relentlessly story," Mobley provides an easy-to-understand sevenpart thematic overview of the Bible that guides readers through the drama of the Hebrew Bible, highlighting the interconnectedness of biblical stories. Each story is a variation on a single theme -- the dynamic interplay between order and chaos. Intriguing Ancient Near Eastern myths, personal anecdotes, and popular cultural references from movies, musical theater, and writers ranging from Dr. Seuss to William Blake pepper the book throughout. Arresting chapter and section titles such as "It's Love That Makes the World Go 'Round" and "Lord Bezek's Big Toes" capture the imagination, and Mobley's own lyrical, energetic writing style -- exercised on vibrant biblical material -- propels the reader forward. Readers will find his enthusiasm contagious!
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Asian Diaspora Poetry in North America

The search for a father(land) indicates a desire to go back where one belongs and to renew one's (re)membership of a communal home. In Edy Goto's story “The Dream,” the protagonist, a Japanese diaspora woman in Canada, travels back in ...

Author: Benzi Zhang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135908836

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 194

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Presenting a new way of reading that helps us discern some previously unnoticed or unnoticeable features of Asian diaspora poetry, this volume highlights how poetry plays a significant role in mediating and defining cross-cultural and transnational positions. Asian diaspora poetry in North America is a rich body of poetic works that not only provide valuable material for us to understand the lives and experiences of Asian diasporas, but also present us with an opportunity to examine some of the most important issues in current literary and cultural studies. As a mode of writing across cultural and national borders, these poetic works challenge us to reconsider the assumptions and meanings of identity, nation, home, and place in a broad cross-cultural context. In recent postcolonial studies, diaspora has been conceived not only as a process of migration in which people crossed and traversed the borders of different countries, but also as a double relationship between different cultural origins. With all its complexity and ambiguity associated with the experience of multi-cultural mediation, diaspora, as both a process and a relationship, suggests an act of constant repositioning in confluent streams that accommodate to multiple cultural traditions. By examining how Asian diaspora poets maintain and represent their cultural differences in North America, Zhang is able to seek new perspectives for understanding and analyzing the intrinsic values of Asian cultures that survive and develop persistently in North American societies.
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Perfume Dreams

Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora Andrew Lam. Reflections on the Vietnamese Perfume ime Diaspora Dreams Andrew Lam Foreword by Richard Rodríguez HEYDAY BOOKS BERKELEY , CALIFORNIA GRAD 184 153 L 36 2005 © 2005 by Andrew.

Author: Andrew Lam

Publisher: Heyday

ISBN: UOM:39015067709348

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 143

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A noted journalist and NPR commentator presents a collection of essays that reflect his lifelong struggle for identity as a Vietnamese national living abroad and what the Vietnam War means to Vietnamese people living in exile as they long for a homeland that no longer exists for them. Original.
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Studies in the Hebrew Bible Qumran and the Septuagint Presented to Eugene Ulrich

DIASPORA DANGERS , DIASPORA DREAMS SHARON PACE INTRODUCTION Modern scholars of the book of Daniel have differed in their assessment of the author's portrayal of life in the Diaspora . The oft - cited work by W. Lee Humphreys concludes ...

Author: Eugene Charles Ulrich

Publisher: Vetus Testamentum, Supplements

ISBN: STANFORD:36105126848337

Category: Religion

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With contributions by many of his colleagues and former students, this volume pays homage to Eugene Ulrich, Chief Editor of the Cave 4 Biblical Scrolls and a foremost expert on the Biblical Scrolls, the Canon of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, and the Septuagint. In line with Professor Ulrich s areas of scholarship and interest, the almost 30 essays are grouped in three main sections: The Hebrew Bible/Old Testament (including the Biblical Scrolls from the Judaean Desert); Qumran and the Non-Biblical Scrolls from the Judaean Desert; and the Septuagint and Other Ancient Versions. The volume includes a tribute to Eugene Ulrich and ends with a cumulative bibliography and several useful indices.
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Imperialism Race and Resistance

... to Hide our separate years, to dream our separate dreams (Abioseh Nicol, 1957)1 When Martin Luther King, in his emotive civil rights speech, declared, 'I have a dream', he evoked aspirations and longings of African diaspora peoples ...

Author: Barbara Bush

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134722433

Category: History

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Imperialism, Race and Resistance marks an important new development in the study of British and imperial interwar history. Focusing on Britain, West Africa and South Africa, Imperialism, Race and Resistance charts the growth of anti-colonial resistance and opposition to racism in the prelude to the 'post-colonial' era. The complex nature of imperial power in explored, as well as its impact on the lives and struggles of black men and women in Africa and the African diaspora. Barbara Bush argues that tensions between white dreams of power and black dreams of freedom were seminal in transofrming Britain's relationship with Africa in an era bounded by global war and shaped by ideological conflict.
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