Dissident Stories: Ma Jian's 'Stick Out Your Tongue'

Detail from the cover of 'Stick Out Your Tongue'

Detail from the cover of Stick Out Your Tongue. hide caption

itoggle caption

Chinese dissident author Ma Jian's story collection Stick Out Your Tongue bends time and reality in its pictures of individuals trying to fit into families and society. The collection was published in China in 1997; since then, Ma Jian's work has been banned there.

The new translation of stories inspired by a trip to Tibet in the mid 1980s is by Flora Drew. Ma Jian lives in London, in self-imposed exile.

Purchase Featured Music

Stick Out Your Tongue

Purchase Music

Purchase Featured Music

Album
Stick Out Your Tongue
Artist
Ma Jian, Flora Drew (Translator)

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

 

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.