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The Latehomecomer

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"This is the best account of the Hmong experience I've ever read—powerful, heartbreaking, and unforgettable." -Anne Fadiman

In search of a place to call home, thousands of Hmong families made the journey from the war-torn jungles of Laos to the overcrowded refugee camps of Thailand and onward to the United States, but their experiences remain largely unknown. Driven to tell her family's story after her grandmother's death, Kao Kalia Yang's memoir is a tribute to the remarkable woman whose spirit held them together through their imprisonment in Laos, their narrow escape into Thailand's Ban Vinai Refugee Camp, their immigration to St. Paul when Yang was only six years old, and their transition to life in America. It is also an eloquent, firsthand account of a people who have worked hard to make their voices heard.


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Publisher: Coffee House Press

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  • Release date: December 20, 2010

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  • ISBN: 9781566892629
  • Release date: December 20, 2010

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  • ISBN: 9781566892629
  • File size: 2992 KB
  • Release date: December 20, 2010

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"This is the best account of the Hmong experience I've ever read—powerful, heartbreaking, and unforgettable." -Anne Fadiman

In search of a place to call home, thousands of Hmong families made the journey from the war-torn jungles of Laos to the overcrowded refugee camps of Thailand and onward to the United States, but their experiences remain largely unknown. Driven to tell her family's story after her grandmother's death, Kao Kalia Yang's memoir is a tribute to the remarkable woman whose spirit held them together through their imprisonment in Laos, their narrow escape into Thailand's Ban Vinai Refugee Camp, their immigration to St. Paul when Yang was only six years old, and their transition to life in America. It is also an eloquent, firsthand account of a people who have worked hard to make their voices heard.


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