The Way to Mott Street

The Way to Mott Street

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Ava Chin will address the challenges faced in writing her forthcoming memoir, The Way to Mott Street – challenges which included the impact of the Chinese Exclusion laws on four generations of her family in NYC’s Chinatown, and the task of how to thread a narrative together where the historical scope includes many eras and generations.

How does one write a nonfiction book when the official record is a kind of fiction, heavily biased against one’s subjects, or simply nonexistent due to negligence, discrimination, or a combination of both? How does the author weave nearly five decades of research into a single narrative? What are the criteria for inclusions and exclusions?


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10/13/2022 @ 04:00 PM (EDT)


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