Elaine H. Kim, Korea (1961-) Elaine H. Kin is a professor at the department of Ethnic Studies in the University of California in the USA. As a Korean-American writer, she has expressed her childhood and educational experience in America. She has analysed how gender, race and economic class make an impact on personal life. In her autobiographical writing “ Then and Now: Finding My Voice ”, Elaine H. Kim presents her turmoil (a violent disturbance) and personal teenage experience as a Korean refugee child in the USA during the decade of 1950s and 1960s. She expresses the painful suffering that she had undergone in the USA during the post-conflict situation of Korea and its people in the USA. The writer loved fortune telling and she visited many fortune tellers and shamans (priest-doctors) in Korea. It was suggested that her destiny would give success and happiness to a man. But a disaster for women she would be a better wife or a mother. Some women's fortune teller predicates
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