30 days, 30,000 words, 11 stories. The Invisible Third Culture Adult is released today.
OVERVIEW OF THE BOOK
Nora Jia Qiao-Bridges' home is everywhere and nowhere - from China to New Zealand, and from the UK to the world.
Born in China as a descendent of Confucius, Nora grew up influenced by western culture. She constantly struggles with the inner conflict of embracing multiculturalism as a Chinese Kiwi living abroad. She lives and travels in different part of the world to discover her multicultural identity, find a sense of belonging and fight the battle against discrimination.
Eleven stories on stereotypes, identity, loneliness, relationship, sexual harassment, race, media manipulation, and the hidden history will resonate with ethnic minorities who may have experienced the cultural similarities and differences between East and West.
Everyone has a story to tell. It’s time for Chinese New Zealanders to be seen and heard. This book serves as a powerful tool, encouraging people to listen to each other with a curious and open mind. You will learn the difficulties and struggles facing Chinese international students in the western world. You will be encouraged and inspired to find solutions to deal with racial tensions in the current society.
Thanks, @Jaltucher for initiating this lockdown book writing challenge that encourages me to write my first book in English. Thanks my friends, colleagues, acquaintances, and online followers from all over the world for your love and encouragement. Most importantly, thanks to people who free themselves from stereotypes and treat others equally with kindness and compassion. We all have the power to change the world of one person, and as one person, together, we will change the world.