Writing Someone Else’s Story: Empathy and Entitlement in Maxine Hong Kingston’s “No Name Warrior”

While interviewing her for my memoir a few summers ago, my grandma told me,
“Do what you will aft er I die, but don’t tell that story while I’m still around,” and like
a good granddaughter I told her I wouldn’t write about it, knowing full well that the
story she didn’t want me to tell was critical to the story I was writing.    . . .

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