Hapa Happy Hour
A lively discussion and celebration of the mixed heritage experience.
Re:Connecting (episode 27)

Published, graduated and Mom'd.  The three ladies of Hapa Happy Hour return to discuss the micros in their lives in the hopes of connecting with yours.  As always questions and comments are welcome: hapahappyhour@gmail.com

Direct download: Episode_27.mp3
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Which box do you check?  (episode 26)

The ladies of Hapa Happy Hour discuss an article that talks about what box you would check to get in to college, since race matters in admissions in America today.  Please listen and join in by sending us your comments to hapahappyhour@gmail.com.  We value our listeners and would love to hear from you.  Kung hee fat choy!

Direct download: ep_26.m4a
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cohost published in Writing Out of Limbo

Dear listeners and readers,

I'm excited to announce that an essay I wrote, "Checked Baggage: Writing Unpacked," has been published in a terrific anthology!  The essay is about the process of writing my one-woman-show-in-progress, which in turn is about growing up in Central America, North Africa, the Middle East, and Connecticut as a child and adolescent.  The book should be available at the largest branch of your public library as well as in academic libraries all over the USA, the UK, and Canada.

This is what the book's introduction says about my essay: 

"Elizabeth Liang, who grew up in six countries, draws commonalities between that multiple-identity existence and her chosen profession as an actress, and tells us of her one-woman play-in-progress that aims to give dramatic shape to her childhood peregrinations and confusions. Her childhood moves between Panama and Guatemala, her first exposure to Moroccan Arabic, the shock of winter cold in Connecticut, the woes of a street cyclist in Cairo or Philadelphia—these and other roaming experiences form the fabric of a vivid stage monologue."

– Gene H. Bell-Villada and Nina Sichel, Editors

If you know any global nomads, TCKs, or anyone studying or teaching anything "global" or "intercultural," the book might interest them.  A TCK is anyone who spent a significant part of their developmental years outside their passport country/ies or in a culture(s) other than that of their parents.  (Children of immigrants can be TCKs, and the multi-ethnic experience has a lot in common with the TCK experience.)  Below is the info on the book, and thank you so much for your support for "Hapa Happy Hour" over the years!  




Writing Out of Limbo: International Childhoods, Global Nomads and Third Culture Kids

Crossing borders and boundaries, countries and cultures, they are the children of the military, diplomatic corps, international business, education and missions communities. They are called Third Culture Kids or Global Nomads, and the many benefits of their lifestyle – expanded worldview, multiplicity of languages, tolerance for difference – are often mitigated by recurring losses – of relationships, of stability, of permanent roots. They are part of an accelerating demographic that is only recently coming into visibility.
In this groundbreaking collection, writers from around the world address issues of language acquisition and identity formation, childhood mobility and adaptation, memory and grief, and the artist’s struggle to articulate the experience of growing up global. And, woven like a thread through the entire collection, runs the individual’s search for belonging and a place called “home.”
This book provides a major leap in understanding what it’s like to grow up among worlds. It is invaluable reading for the new global age.
Writing Out of Limbo: International Childhoods, Global Nomads and Third Culture Kids
Editor: Gene H. Bell-Villada and Nina Sichel with Faith Eidse and Elaine Neil Orr
Date Of Publication: Dec 2011
Isbn13: 978-1-4438-3360-8
Isbn: 1-4438-3360-6

For more information and/or to buy, go to http://www.cambridgescholars.com/writing-out-of-limbo-19

For the author discount code, email Lisa at hapahappyhour@gmail.com.


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