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Filipina-American Author Tells Life Story

A lot more than miles separate the jungles of the World War II Philippines and the arid plains of western Oklahoma.   Just ask Helen Madamba Mossman who will speak at the Downtown Library on Sunday, June 22 about her efforts to repudiate her Asian roots so she could fit into American mainstream culture--and her later efforts to come to terms with her identity during the tumultuous 1960s.

Award-winning journalist and storyteller Helen Madamba Mossman, who is the former editor of the Woodward News, will be speaking at the Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue, on Sunday, June 22, beginning at 2:00 p.m. She will discuss how she came to terms with her biracial and multicultural heritage, and her new book, “A Letter to My Father: Growing Up Filipina and American,” which was published by the University of Oklahoma Press in April.

Mossman’s talk will be in the Downtown Library’s 4th floor 46th Star Room. The event is free.  Call 606-3879 for more information.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries.  Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres.  Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City.  You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org