The girl dancing mambo in Chinatown
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24 ― Many of us live our entire lives in one place, usually where we were born, and this strong sense of home and belonging is one kind of blessing. Others may move from city to city, spending different stages of their lives in different continents. This can be very challenging, of course, for where do you put down roots if you keep getting uprooted? Yet this can also be a kind of blessing as those who persevere grow in experience and wisdom far beyond their years.
Jean Kwok, author of New York Times bestseller Girl in Translation, understands this paradox all too well, having emigrated from Hong Kong to Brooklyn, New York when she was only five. From working in a Chinatown…….. read more