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February 28, 2013

Ka Vang’s “The Good Hmong Girl Eats Raw Laab”

Filed under: Asian American, Authors, Immigration, Literary, Videos — Alison Aten @ 3:59 pm

Ka Vang The Good Hmong Girl Eats Raw Laab Ka Vang is a poet, spoken word artist, playwright, and community activist. We are pleased to release her provocative essay The Good Hmong Girl Eats Raw Laab, available as an e-book short for just 99 cents. The e-short is one of our new MHS Express titles.

The piece examines the social and cultural implications of “a good Hmong girl” by addressing these issues: “What does it mean to be a good Hmong girl? Who defines the good Hmong girl? Who practices it and enforces the rules? What are the rewards and consequences for the Hmong girl and her family if she is not a good Hmong girl? Would Hmong culture be diminished if there were no more good Hmong girls left?”

Ka has been busy! She was recently featured on MNOriginal, Twin Cities Public Television’s award-winning weekly arts series celebrating Minnesota’s creative community, and her new book, Shoua and the Northern Lights Dragon, produced with the Minnesota Humanities Council and the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, is now available.

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3 Comments »

  1. That was incredible!! I enjoyed your \anthem\ and your spirit!

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    Comment by Bev Winzenburg — March 6, 2013 @ 9:43 am

  2. That was incredible!!
    I enjoyed your “anthem” and your spirit!

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    Comment by Bev Winzenburg — March 6, 2013 @ 9:44 am

  3. Ka Vang’s words are inspiring! She is an excellent poet. I enjoyed learning about the Hmong people and also Hmong literature.

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    Comment by Brian Charles — March 6, 2013 @ 4:51 pm

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