Last year an essay I wrote appeared in an anthology edited by two dear friends from my MFA program. Tomorrow evening we shall read from the anthology at our alma mater.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 5:30–7:00 pm
Mills Hall Living Room, 5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA
Co-edited by Mills alumnae Patricia Justine Tumang and Jenesha de Rivera, with a foreword by Edwidge Danticat, Homelands: Women's Journeys Across Race, Place, and Time (Seal Press, 2006) collects essays by women writers exploring the complexities of immigration, war, exile, and diaspora.
Cristina Garcia writes, "Homelands reminds us that 'home' is a moving target of associations and experiences."
Leila Abu-Saba is currently completing a novel; she is living with metastatic breast cancer, diagnosed September 2007, and appreciates each moment as it comes. Meeta Kaur is writing a novel on three generations of Sikh women and their fate as self-saving heroines. De Rivera is currently working on her first novel. Tumang was recently awarded a Fulbright fellowship to conduct research for her novel based in the Philippines. All four earned their MFAs in creative writing from Mills College.