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Book series continues to explore ethnicity in America

September 26, 2011
Story by Brian Smith, OSU Library Communications Intern

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER -Dr. Elizabeth Williams leads book discussions of Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingston on Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. in the Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room, OSU Library and 6:30 p.m. in the Stillwater Public Library Reception Area.

Dr. Williams earned her Ph.D. from Indiana University in 1983.  She has been a professor in the history department at OSU since 1986. 

"Woman Warrior is a vivid, deeply moving account of a child who grows to womanhood suspended between two worlds,” Dr. Williams said. “Kingston's story of the fierce love but mutual incomprehension of a Chinese mother and her American-born daughter explores the immigrant and universal struggle of parents and children learning how to honor each other across the gap of time and history."

Woman Warrior continues the book discussion series “Being Ethnic Becoming American.” Free loan books can be picked up at the Stillwater Public Library and the OSU Library. The programs are free and open to the public.

Books, services and other materials for this series are provided by Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma, a project of the Oklahoma Humanities Council with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Funding for this series was provided by a grant from the Inasmuch Foundation. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of OHC or NEH. Additional funding is provided by Friends of the OSU Library, OSU Division of Institutional Diversity and Friends of Stillwater Public Library.

For more information about LTAIO, visit http://www.okhumanitiescouncil.org/lets-talk-about-it-oklahoma. For more information about the series, contact the OSU Library (405-744-7331) or the Stillwater Public Library (405-372-3633).

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system of interdisciplinary programs that prepares students for success. OSU is America’s Brightest Orange. Through leadership and service, OSU is preparing students for a bright future and building a brighter world for all. As Oklahoma’s only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research, and outreach. OSU has more than 35,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 24,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 240,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world.

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URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/fall11/williams.htm
Last Updated: 26 Sep 2011

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