By Angeline M.G. Song
This e-book is grounded in a theorization of the author's own tale together with starting to be up as a feminine adoptee of a unmarried mum or dad in a patriarchal context, and present fabric context as an immigrant in New Zealand.
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When one emigrates to live in a foreign land as I have done, issues of culture, personal identity, power, and ideology assume an importance more than ever before because they become matters of daily life experiences. ” The assumption was that if I spoke good English, it must be because I had been educated in a Western country. There is also the tendency to regard all Asians as being homogenous, and to assume that those of us who look vaguely Chinese must be from China. This misconception exists at the highest institutional levels.
13). 1). However, just as my own physical search for my roots ended in apparent futility, it remains to be seen whether Moses’s search for his origins ended in full self-realization—or in ambiguity. 100 I wonder if Moses, too, might have experienced similar difficulties when he went to live in Pharaoh’s daughter’s household. 7). 4 WhenSi ngaporeb ecameSy onan-to The shock defeat of their revered British colonial masters during World War II was, for my Peranakan ancestors, an event akin to having the earth shift from beneath their feet.
A quotation by James Joyce’s young Irish character, Stephen Dedalus, in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, as he faces his English director of studies, captures something of this sentiment: “The language in which we are speaking is his before it is mine. How different are the words home, Christ, ale, master, on his lips and on mine! . His language, so familiar and so foreign, will always be for me an acquired speech . . ”79 In other words, it is a language I use with an outsider’s consciousness.
A Postcolonial Woman’s Encounter with Moses and Miriam by Angeline M.G. Song