The Bride Price

The Bride Price

A Hmong Wedding Story

Book - 2017
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"A principled decision brings unexpected consequences for a Hmong American woman struggling to reconcile the two cultures--and to be a good daughter while breaking the rules. When Mai Neng Moua decides to get married, her mother, a widow, wants the groom to follow Hmong custom and pay a bride price, which both honors the work the bride's family has done in raising a daughter and offers a promise of love and security from the groom's family. Mai Neng, who knows the pain this tradition has caused, says no. Her husband-to-be supports her choice. What happens next is devastating, and it raises questions about the very meaning of being Hmong in America."--Provided by publisher
Publisher: Saint Paul, MN : Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781681340364
1681340364
Characteristics: 230 pages ; 24 cm
Other Standard Identifier: 40026951660
99971585937

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