By Shu-ju Wang

[Portland, OR?] : Shu-ju Wang, 2003. N7433.4.W36 A74 2003

“A sentimental prayer poem for belly dancers, this book captures the essence of belly dance through word play and rhythmic patter that mimics the dance itself.” - Shu-Ju Wang, from the Abecedarian Gallery website.

Born and raised in Taiwan, and trained as an engineer, Shu-Ju Wang settled in Oregon after stays in Saudi Arabia, California, and New Jersey. In 2000, she left engineering to become a full time artist. With an immigrant’s eye, Shu-Ju paints a portrait of her sometimes wonderful, sometimes unsettling, first generation American life.

University of Denver Libraries' copy is no. 31/48 in limited ed.

Alphabet for a Belly Dancer

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