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Crosscurrents

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

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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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Jeneé Darden is an award-winning journalist, author, public speaker and proud Oakland native. She hosts the weekly arts segment Sights & Sounds and covers East Oakland for KALW. Jenee has reported for NPR, Marketplace, KQED, KPCC, The Los Angeles Times, Ebony magazine, Refinery29 and other outlets. In 2005, she reported on the London transit bombings for Time magazine. Prior to coming to KALW, she hosted the podcast Mental Health and Wellness Radio.