Justine Villena, one of our writers in the Polyphony, recalls some of his first experiences and memories in Okayama and in Japan – a land that used to be “unknown territory” for him.
Chinese-American author Maxine Hong Kingston explores how gender is intertwined with culture in a semi-biographical memoir collection titled “The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts”.
“Why does oust scatter rabid dogs howling at dust? And justice prolong a gilded melody beyond our grasp?” Mattie asked in this thought-provoking piece of literature.
A short story about Ramen, making Ramen, enjoying Ramen, and above all the love for food
The Road (2009) is a story of raw and emotionally-impactful survival. There is the daily struggle, the emotional breakdown, the little joy of finding a can of Coca-Cola in a long-abandon vending machine, the rare moments of family bonding, the fear of facing threats uncertain, unknown, and unforgiving, or the loss of a loved one.