Half and Half: Writers on Growing Up Biracial and Bicultural by Claudine Chiawei O'Hearn

Half and Half: Writers on Growing Up Biracial and Bicultural by Claudine Chiawei O'Hearn

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OVERVIEW

 As we approach the twenty-first century, biracialism and biculturalism are becoming increasingly common. Skin color and place of birth are no longer reliable signifiers of one's identity or origin. Simple questions like What are you? and Where are you from? aren't answered—they are discussed. These eighteen essays, joined by a shared sense of duality, address the difficulties of not fitting into and the benefits of being part of two worlds.  Through the lens of personal experience, they offer a broader spectrum of meaning for race and culture. And in the process, they map a new ethnic terrain that transcends racial and cultural division.

PRODUCT INFO

  • Publisher : Pantheon; 1st edition (June 9, 1998)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 272 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0375700110
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0375700118
  • Item Weight : 8.6 ounces
  • Dimensions : 5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches