A Hmong Generation Finds Its Voice in Writing

“And what you learn on back-to-school night, when your mother does not know how to write your name on the chalkboard of your fourth grade class.” —MAIDER VANG

By PATRICIA LEIGH BROWN
NATIONAL


FRESNO, Calif. — In many ways, the preoccupations of the young writers who gather every week here over supermarket cheese and crackers are those of young people everywhere. They grapple with loneliness, the mystifying behavior of siblings, being gay,...

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