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The Last Ship: Jan Lowe Shinebourne: 9781845232467: Literature: Amazon Canada
For Joan Wong, growing up in a Chinese family in the political turmoil of 1960s Guyana, family history is never straightforward. There are the examples of her grandmothers - Clarice Chung, iron-willed matriarch who has ensured the family's survival through unremitting toil, with her pride in maintaining racial and cultural identity, and Susan Leo, whose failures have shamed the family, who found comfort from harsh poverty in relationships with two Indian men and adopting an Indian life-style. Later, when Joan Wong makes her own pilgrimage to ancestral China at the turn of the twenty-first century, there are surprises in store.
ancestry  books  Chinese  cultural_identity  Diaspora  Guyanese  history  homecoming  pilgrimage 
february 2018 by jerryking
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