By Angeline M.G. Song
This booklet is grounded in a theorization of the author's own tale together with transforming into up as a feminine adoptee of a unmarried guardian in a patriarchal context, and present fabric context as an immigrant in New Zealand.
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This matter regarding self-identity has a bearing on my reading of the Moses character as his life story also concerns deep-seated issues of land, roots, identity, belonging, and emigration( seec hapter6) . 2 Feeling “Unhomely” in My New Home I have also had my share of overt racial abuse while living in New Zealand. When I first arrived, a white Caucasian female neighbor Co nf es s i o ns o f a C h i n e s e - b u t - No t - C hi nes e A do ptee 29 mocked my Singaporean accent, and worse still, taught her two young children to make piggy noises at me each time they saw me walking up my driveway.
In Hokkien—and rush away frantically to hide behind cupboards so that they would not be taken away. Even though I did not know what was going on at that time, I probably internalized my siblings’ fears on a subconscious level and ended up imitating their behavior. 1 Anxietiesofa nA doptee Adoptees have a natural tendency toward anxiety, states biblical scholar Mary Foskett who bases her conclusions on the findings of Co nf es s i o ns o f a C h i n e s e - b u t - No t - C hi nes e A do ptee 31 a first-ever gathering of Korean infants who had been adopted by North American families.
With Singaporean English, the rules of traditional sentence structures are generally obeyed, but terms which are unique to the Singaporean context are introduced. One example is “void deck”, a term that is widely understood by Singaporeans to mean the ground floor of a block of flats especially in public housing, where the lift lobbies are situated. Singlish is a colloquial form of English, which only loosely follows the traditional sentence structure, and contains many loan words from the local Hokkien dialect and the local Malay language.
A Postcolonial Woman’s Encounter with Moses and Miriam by Angeline M.G. Song