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Mai Neng Moua reads from “The Bride Price”
May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us and author Mai Neng Moua for a reading from her recently-published “The Bride Price: A Hmong Wedding Story”
About the book: When Mai Neng Moua decides to get married, her mother, a widow, wants the groom to follow Hmong custom and pay a bride price. Mai Neng, who knows the pain this tradition has caused, says no. Her husband-to-be supports her choice. What happens next is devastating, and it raises questions about the very meaning of being Hmong in America.
This event is part of the once-a-month series titled the “Women from the Center Reading Series.” Women from the Center is a group of Midwest writers from diverse community who support one another as they write their truths.
Every subsequent fourth Thursdays of the month from May to September, the East Side Freedom Library will feature one writer reading from her book:
May 25 – Hnub Tshiab will host Mai Neng Moua, The Bride Price
June 22 –Nora Murphy, White Birch, Red Hawthorn
July 27 – Marcie Rendon, Murder on the Red River
August 24 – Carolyn Holbrook, Earth Angels
September 28 – Diane Wilson