Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston

10534566_10203461627252777_4272517643691263686_n“Once in a young lifetime one should be allowed to have as much sweetness as one can possibly want and hold.” – Judith Olney

But sometimes things which taste sweet offer unexpected challenges – depending on who you are, where you come from, your history and culture . . . as we read in this excerpt from “Woman Warrior”:

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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe – The Feast of the New Yam

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Here’s a story with food in it – it’s an excerpt from a novel. Well-known anthologies on foodwriting have been published which include chapters excerpted from novels. The author probably did not originally sit down to purposefully write about ‘food’. Nevertheless, food plays a big part in these scenes taking place within larger themes. The great Chinua Achebe, and yams . . .

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to continue reading, go to Things Fall Apart on google books, Chapter Five.