In class with your teacher, you are going to read a story callesd “Journey” written by Shirley Geok-Lin Lim.
Here a short biography.
Born in Malacca, Malaysia, Shirley Geok-Lin Lim was raised by her Chinese father and attended missionary schools. Although her first languages were Malay and the Hokkin dialect of Chinese, she was able to read English by the time she was six. Lim emigrated to the United States after college, settling eventually in California. Her several books of poetry include Monsoon History: Selected Poems and What the Fortune Teller Didn’t Say.
Investigate more about the writer, her country and culture and take your notes to class.