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But still, like air, I'll rise : new Asian American plays

Velina Hasu Houston (Editor)
In this pathbreaking volume, Velina Hasu Houston gathers together eleven plays that speak in "hybridized, unique American voices of Asian descent - and often dissent." These writers resist the bigotry that targets 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 American experience while demonstrating the different styles and thematic concerns of individual playwrights
Print Book, English, 1997
Temple University Press, Philadelphia, 1997
xxii, 520 pages ; 24 cm
9781566395373, 9781566395380, 1566395372, 1566395380
Foreword – Roberta Uno Acknowledgments Introduction – Velina Hasu Houston 1. Talk Story – Jeannie Barroga 2. Day Standing on its Head – Philip Kan Gotanda 3. Kokoro (True Heart) – Velina Hasu Houston 4. Dance of the Wandering Souls – Huynh Quang Nhoung 5. Bondage – David Henry Hwang 6. The Conversion of Ka'ahumanu – Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl 7. Cleveland Raining – Sung Rno 8. Breaking Glass – Dmae Roberts 9. Junk Bonds – Lucy Wang 10. Kimchee and Chitlins – Elizabeth Wong 11. A Language of Their Own – Chay Yew About the Contributors