How Yang-May Ooi’s great grandmother with bound feet inspired Bound Feet Blues [video]

In the  video below, writer/ performer Yang-May Ooi tells the story of her great-grandmother that inspired her to write Bound Feet Blues.

Yang-May writes:

The show was only one hour long so I made certain artistic choices in portraying my great-grandmother in the theatre performance. Her story is incomplete in the show because I wanted the audience to stay with the moment of transformation rather than seeing how her story ends.

The book of Bound Feet Blues takes great-grandma’s story and extends and deepens it at the more leisurely pace that a long read can offer. So for those of you who
want to find out what happens to my great-grandmother after she reaches Malaya from China, the book fills in all the details. If you haven’t seen the show, it doesn’t matter because great-grandma’s full story unfolds in the book from beginning to end.

Check out the video above for more discussion and background.

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If you missed the show, you can still discover the story for yourself in the book. The book stands alone as a distinct work from the show.

TO BUY THE BOOK, click on the links below:

AMAZON.CO.UK

AMAZON.COM

URBANE PUBLICATIONS – special 25% discount code: shoes

Yang-May’s great-grandmother with bound feet

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