The Bride Price

The Bride Price

by Mai Neng Moua

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681340364
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
Publication date: 03/01/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 383,435
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Mai Neng Moua is a writer and the founder of the Hmong literary arts journal Paj Ntaub Voice.

Table of Contents

Prologue 3

Part 1 Poob Plig (Soul-Loss) 5

The Trouble with Me 7

Niarns Bride Price 13

Unanswered Questions 17

Who Owns What 27

Doing the Right Thing 34

Marriage Talks 37

Damaged Goods 42

To Save a Life 49

It Takes a Family 52

Not Good for the Family 58

Captured 63

Being Hmong and American 68

The Wedding, Take One 73

The Wedding, Take Two 75

You May Now Begin Your Life 77

A Knot Between Two Clans 81

What Is It Worth? 84

When Niam and I Last Talked 87

Part II Hu-Plig (Soul-Calling) 91

Finding Grandfather 93

Finding Father 108

The Truth 129

Finding Family 134

Part III Made Whole 151

The Garden Full of Weeds 153

The Year Without Niam 155

Risk 164

Saying Nothing at All 179

A New Beginning 183

Epilogue 223

Acknowledgments 227

For More Information 229

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