A Chinese author is “overjoyed and scared” to learn he has won the 2012 Nobel Prize for literature.


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Mo Yan, whose most recent work titled Wa loosely translates to “frog,” has won the prize. Kat Lewis of All Girls Allowed tells OneNewsNow the book is about a woman who is a doctor in a rural area.

“She delivers babies, but also performs abortions on behalf of the Chinese Family Planning Committee there that enforces the one-child policy,” Lewis explains. “So, Mo Yan uses this woman’s fictional story to expose some of the really harsh realities of the one-child policy.”

That policy, which often results in forced abortions, is a harsh reality for Mo personally, making the book confessional in a sense.

“He had compelled his own wife to abort their second child. He was in the Chinese Army, and he knew that if they had a second child, he risked being demoted,” the AGA spokesperson details.


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Read More at onenewsnow.com . By Charlie Butts.

Photo Credit: johntrathome (Creative Commons)


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