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 (Editor)

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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)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Introduction 1



I. PEACE AND WAR

1. The Lotus Pond Nghia M. Vo 13

2. Remembering Saigon Nghia M. Vo 29

3. The Vietnam War: Snapshots Chat V. Dang 38

4. A Pilgrim Nghia M. Vo 46



II. OPPRESSION AND ESCAPE

5. My Life as a Zombie Thien M. Ngo 65

6. Anatomy of an Escape Theresa C. Trask 74

7. The Guava Tree Anh Hai 86

8. The So-Called Reeducation Camp Trong T. Ngo 94

9. The Lady in Black Dieu Hien 101

10. A Second Chance Chau Dinh An 110

11. The Wish Thanh Cuc 119

12. My April Thach N. Truong 127



III. STRUGGLE, HEALING AND REMEMBRANCE

13. Shadow of the Past Mai Lien 133

14. A Refugee’s Life Hien V. Ho 138

15. Guam, the Transit Island Nghia M. Vo 157

16. I Left My Heart in ... Saigon Nghia M. Vo 165

17. April 30th Thach N. Truong 173



IV. THE PRESENT

18. A Love Affair Christina Vo 179

19. Little Saigon, Westminster, California Nghia M. Vo 183

20. The Journey Home Hieu V. Ho 191

21. On Searching Christina Vo 195

22. On Being a Viet Kieu Nghia M. Vo 199



Epilogue 208

Chapter Notes 217

Suggested Reading 225

Index 227

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