‘Strangers pulling their eyes slant at me when they walked by. They’d pretend to be Chinese and make fake nasalpitched noises that they thought passed for an Asian language.’ Mingheau Lin’s family emigrated from Tainan, Taiwan, to South Africa when she was three years old. Growing up in the ’90s, in the largely Afrikaans Bloemfontein, within a small East Asian community, she was always the outsider. Too ‘yellow’ for the whites, but ‘not Asian enough’ when she didn’t conform to the rules of her firstgeneration Asian elders. Taiwanese or South African, good girl or rebel, creative or a disappointment? MingCheau, widely known for her passion for Taiwanese home cooking and popular cookbook, Just Add Rice, shares her personal journey as she tries to understand and rise above the hurdles she has experienced. Yellow and Confused provides a colourful and engaging look into an authentic and uniquely South African life.
About the author, MingCheau Lin was born in Taiwan and is the author of Just Add Rice (2018). She grew up in Bloemfontein, is a freelance copywriter and runs a food blog butterfingers.co.za as a platform to share insights into Taiwanese culture through recipes and stories. She has a BA in creative brand communications, specialising in copywriting.
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Publication date: 25 August 2019 Price: R280,00 Pages: 236 Format: 234mm x 152mm Binding: Paperback / softback Category: Biography ISBN13: 9780795709203 Epub ISBN: 9780795709210 Mobi ISBN: 9780795709227 Edition: 1 Impression: 0
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