An Educator Turns to Fiction
For me, there are so many lessons learned and heartfelt moments that have come from writing stories about culture through different characters’ perspectives. It has given me the chance to learn from myself and my past and to share in other’s lessons and traditions.
Today, I am grateful for the opportunity to share this article written in the Pittsburgh City Paper about Chance Meetings. Here is a quote from the article,
Though “Cadmium and Crimson” is set in what Wangu calls a romanticized rural India, most of these 13 stories take place in present-day India and America. “Secret Healer” details the harrowing, Dickensian journey of a poor rural boy who becomes an indentured servant in the city. Wangu drew on experiences with friends and family in India. “They have these helpers they are not very nice to,” she says. “It breaks my heart.”
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