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Voices of Vietnamese boat people : nineteen narratives of escape and survival / edited by Mary Terrell Cargill and Jade Quang Huynh.

Publication:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2000.
Format/Description:
Book
x, 190 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Subjects:
Vietnamese Americans -- Biography.
Boat people -- United States -- Biography.
Boat people -- Vietnam -- Biography.
Boat people.
Vietnamese Americans.
United States.
Vietnam.
Form/Genre:
Biography.
Summary:
"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 settled into new countries, far from their native land." "In this book are the personal stories of nineteen who survived. Their stark and moving narratives constitute an unforgettable chapter of human history."--Jacket.
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.
Notes:
Includes index.
Contributor:
Cargill, Mary Terrell, 1945-
Huỳnh, Jade Ngọc Quang, 1957-
Other format:
Online version: Voices of Vietnamese boat people.
Online version: Voices of Vietnamese boat people.
ISBN:
0786407859
9780786407859
OCLC:
43287059