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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
The Forbidden Stitch appears to be one of the better anthologies of the work of Asian American women writers. The editors have worked assiduously to make it comprehensive. It is an exceptionally fine selection of prose, poetry, essays, and reviews. In an introduction it is stressed that the collection underlines the differences among the writers, correcting the error of too many critics who homogenize the term "Asian American women." The writers lack a common history. "The thread they form is 'multi-colored' and 'many layered.''' "The voices are plural."
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