Anchee Min

There is bamboo in every room of Anchee Min’s house in the hilly East Bay area of San Francisco. It is to remind her of China. The mud on her clothes and in her long hair today also reminds the author of China, specifically the banks of the Yangtze River near where she grew up. ‘I have been out gardening,’ she explains in a Chinese-accented American. ‘I like getting mud on myself. My daughter hates it when I pick her up from school looking like this though. She says I look like a peasant.’ It Read more [...]