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Voices of Vietnamese boat people : nineteen narratives of escape and survival

Author: Mary Terrell Cargill; Jade Ngọc Quang Huỳnh
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the years that followed the fall of Saigon in April 1975, thousands of South Vietnamese fled their homes to escape the brutal Communist regime. Many set sail in rickety boats for the South China Sea, where they faced constant, unimaginable peril. Many died and those who survived often found new horrors awaiting in refugee camps. Finally, they struggled against daunting barriers of culture and language as they  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Voices of Vietnamese boat people.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2000
(OCoLC)606254372
Online version:
Voices of Vietnamese boat people.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2000
(OCoLC)609318755
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Terrell Cargill; Jade Ngọc Quang Huỳnh
ISBN: 0786407859 9780786407859
OCLC Number: 43287059
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 190 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Simple map, small compass, three flashlights / Ai-Van Do --
The miracle of the whirlpool / Hung Lang --
Stranger in the rice field, whale in the sea / Minh Nguyen --
Gold rings and jeans / Lan Nguyen --
If I die, will anybody know? / Duyen Nguyen --
Our Lady of the Boat / Ha Nguyen --
The Norwegian protector / Suzanne Tran Cheang --
Drowning the boat / Hung Truong --
Out of San Diego and into Saigon / Be Van Vo --
Vung Tau, Pulau Bidong, and Bataan / Binh Le --
Hainan, Hong Kong, and Tuen Mun Camp / Chau Nguyen --
Flight from Classification 13 / Phung Le --
I'd rather die in the sea / Anton Vo --
Coffee shop from two spoons / Hung Nguyen --
Coolie in America / Nhan T. Le --
To the land of snow / Hien Trong Nguyen --
My name is William, but call me Bill / Nhut W. Huynh --
Live free or die / Khon Luu --
Return to Leam Sing Camp / Jade Quang Huynh.
Responsibility: edited by Mary Terrell Cargill and Jade Quang Huynh.

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After 1975 the communist regime in Vietnam inflicted severe punishment upon anyone associated with the previous regime. Many people escaped by boat, risking their lives rather than stay and suffer.  Read more...

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