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The Unforgettable Female Characters Of Mimi Lok's 'Last Of Her Name'

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Andria Lo
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Mimi Lok, author of "Last of Her Name."

Mimi Lok is the executive director of the human-rights organization Voice of Witness, whose mission is to amplify unheard voices. Mimi carries the passion over her day job over to the world she imagines.

In her short story collection, "Last of her Name," she takes readers on a diasporic journey from the U.K. and Hong Kong to California — all through the lives of Chinese female characters. Although they may be considered outsiders for various reasons, Mimi shows the complexity of these women who range from mysterious to daring. 

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