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Names for Light: A Family History By Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450611
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Graywolf Press - August 17th, 2021

Names for Light is a memoir of four generations' experience with postcolonial racial trauma told through folklore, ghost stories, and dissociated memories. Myint narrates her family history from past to present, but her own story in reverse. Like the nature of memory, the structure is nonlinear and has gaps where moments are forgotten. This is a must read for lovers of storytelling and the children of storytellers.


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