Sun., June 12, 2022, 2pm EDT in person
Whittaker Community Room, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti, MI, 48197
Book sales by Black Stone Bookstore and Cultural Center
Thanks Ypsilanti District Library, Black Stone Bookstore, and Mrs. Omer Jean Winborn
Event Page https://attend.ypsilibrary.org/event/6544036
Book talk featuring Frances Kai-Hwa Wang:
You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids
Sunday, June 12, 2022, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ypsilanti District Library, Whittaker Community Room
Author Frances Kai-Hwa Wang reads from her new book You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is In Braids.
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. 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. 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.
Black Stone Bookstore and Cultural Center will have copies of You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is in Braids available for purchase after her talk; light refreshments will also be served.