Da-ma, Shao-ma: My Two Moms
by Shoulee Paul
Besides the harsh life in a nation rebuilding after half a century of rule by the Japanese, Shoulee faced other challenges. Her father, having married and fathered children, took a second woman, who likewise gave birth to several more. This true story recounts the competition between two mothers, "Da-ma and Shao-ma," strife between their offspring, and the struggle for survival.