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The Viet Kieu in America : personal accounts of postwar immigrants from Vietnam

Author: Nghia M Vo
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Vietnamese make up one of the largest refugee populations in the United States. This collection of essays by 14 authors illuminates Vietnamese-American culture, views of freedom and oppression, and the issues of relocation, assimilation and transition for two million people. It contains personal experiences of the Vietnam War, life under Communist rule, and escape to America"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Viet Kieu in America.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2009
(DLC) 2009029677
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nghia M Vo
ISBN: 9780786454907 0786454903
OCLC Number: 646854056
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 229 pages)
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; Introduction; I. Peace and War; 1. The Lotus Pond; 2. Remembering Saigon; 3. The Vietnam War; 4. A Pilgrim; II. Oppression and Escape; 5. My Life as a Zombie; 6. Anatomy of an Escape; 7. The Guava Tree; 8. The So-Called Reeducation Camp; 9. The Lady in Black; 10. A Second Chance; 11. The Wish; 12. My April; III. Struggle, Healing and Remembrance; 13. Shadow of the Past; 14. A Refugee's Life; 15. Guam, the Transit Island; 16. I Left My Heart in ... Saigon; 17. April 30th; 18. A Love Affair; 19. Little Saigon, Westminster, California; 20. The Journey Home. 21. On Searching22. On Being a Viet Kieu; Epilogue; Chapter Notes; Suggested Reading; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Nghia M. Vo.

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Vietnamese make up one of the largest refugee populations in the US, some arriving by boat in 1975 after the fall of Saigon and others coming in the 1990s. This collection of 22 essays illuminates  Read more...

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