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The Viet Kieu in America: Personal Accounts of Postwar Immigrants from Vietnam
     

The Viet Kieu in America: Personal Accounts of Postwar Immigrants from Vietnam

by Nghia M. Vo
 

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

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786444700
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
08/27/2009
Pages:
237
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Nghia M. Vo, a Vietnamese-American, has written multiple books on Vietnamese culture. He helped found the nonprofit Saigon Arts, Culture & Education Institute and works to document Vietnamese-American culture through conferences, publications and a website.

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