Mother Tongue

“Is she going to grow up using the language of “jia zhu le, jia zhu le” to describe a wedgie, instead of the more correct linguistic form of “kiap tio leow, kiap tio leow?”

Festival author Yen Yen Woo considers in a charming piece “Mother Tongue” what kind of a child she is bringing up in Flushing, Queens.


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