Angela Nawang Oral History Interview
Angela Nawang speaks about her experience growing up in boarding school in India and coming to New York, limitations of identity, and multiple marginalizations.
In this slideshow, you will see:
Mount Hermon School Kindergarten class picture. Angela is seated in front of the school’s main doors, front row 3rd seat from right to left.
Farewell Notes to Angela Nawang
The friends who wrote notes to Angela Nawang were largely representative of the school they attended and her friend circle. Almost all of them are either South Asian American or Chinese American. This is a collection of her South Asian friends remembering her as the girl who spoke Hindi and had a trove of Bollywood movie recommendations.
Angela Nawang's Community Service in New York
Since most of Angela Nawang's friends were Chinese American, her network also became Chinese American. At age 16, she and her close friend volunteered at this school in New York’s Chinatown. Angela says, "Looking back, I am pretty sure we volunteered solely because colleges would look for volunteer activities."
Angela Nawang's 2nd Grade Report Card
Angela Nawang was a very good student from a young age. She ranked first in her class in 2nd grade. Her teacher's note says she was "a lovely, sweet and shy child."