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A Postcolonial Woman's Encounter with Moses and Miriam


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Acknowledgements Abbreviations Introduction 1. Confessions of a Chinese-But-Not-Chinese Adoptee 2. A Strangely Familiar Reading Strategy 3. An Upside-Down or Right-Side Up View of the World? 4. Bal's Focalization Methodology 5. Analyzing the Power (Im)Balance in Exodus 2 6. Encountering and Reimaging Moses and Miriam Conclusion Notes Selected Bibliography Index

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Angeline M.G. Song is a former newspaper journalist turned biblical scholar. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Otago, New Zealand, and is an Honorary Research Associate of Laidlaw College in Auckland, New Zealand. She also works with students with disability issues in tertiary education in Auckland. Her research interests include Empathy studies, Postcolonial studies, Focalization Narratology, and biblical contextual interpretation.


"In this fresh reading of the characters of Moses and Miriam in Exodus 2, Angeline Song offers new insights for this often-studied passage with the help of some intriguing methodologies. ... Overall, A Postcolonial Woman's Encounter with Moses and Miriam is a fresh and engaging read that any student or scholar of the book of Exodus ... would do well to consider." (Kirsi Cobb, Reading Religion,, August, 2018)

"This is a good read for academic biblical scholars who are interested in a cultural hermeneutic and postcolonial perspective. ... I very much value the contribution Song has made to the area of my subject of interest through this book." (Jasmine Devadason, Black Theology, Vol. 15 (1), 2017)

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