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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
Sowing Ti Leaves gathers together personal narratives, poems, essays, and a scholarly study which were produced during the Multi-Cultural Women Writers (MCWW) of Orange County's nine-year existence. Coeditor Mitsuye Yamada states in her introduction that the writing group was formed to provide a common reference point and a forum for expression. While MCWW's ancestral ties are diverse (Argentinian, Chinese, East Indian, Hawaiian, Italian, Japanese, Jewish, Lebanese, Okinawan), its members share experiences as women living within the "majority" culture. The writing process is used to enable "minority" women to understand their culture(s) and to proclaim their identities. MCWW provides a space for mutual support, criticism, and growth, and recollections or personal anecdotes shared with the group are often the initial inspiration for the pieces collected here.
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