You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair is in Braids
Creative Nonfiction by Frances Kai-Hwa Wang
Wayne State University Press, March 2022
Paperback, 118pp; $18.99
From their Made in Michigan Writers Series, award-winning poet, essayist, journalist, activist, scholar focused on issues of Asian America, race, justice, and the arts Frances Kai-Hwa writes about building a new life with four children after a messy divorce. These twenty-seven lyrical essays move between personal and cultural topics from bossy aunties, unreliable suitors, and an uncertain political landscape and reflect on lessons learned from both Asian American elders and young multiracial children. Black and white photographs accompany some of the essays.