Yiyun Li’s Story of Giving Up Her Mother Tongue Evokes the Value of the Personal

Language. Culture. Origins. These are known quantities. They’re obvious as money, healthy as kale. Aren’t they? In our pseudo-psychological society, outright rejecting any of the concepts above may be seen as grounds for pity. The vague and largely unexamined public value placed on these concepts is predicated on the idea that anything linked to one’s … More Yiyun Li’s Story of Giving Up Her Mother Tongue Evokes the Value of the Personal