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The Resource The latehomecomer : a Hmong family memoir, Kao Kalia Yang

The latehomecomer : a Hmong family memoir, Kao Kalia Yang

Label
The latehomecomer : a Hmong family memoir
Title
The latehomecomer
Title remainder
a Hmong family memoir
Statement of responsibility
Kao Kalia Yang
Title variation
  • Late homecomer
  • Late home comer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 America. But lacking a written language of their own, the Hmong experience has been primarily recorded by others. Driven to tell her family<U+2019>s story after her grandmother<U+2019>s death, The Latehomecomer is Kao Kalia Yang<U+2019>s tribute to the remarkable woman whose spirit held them all together. It is also an eloquent, firsthand account of a people who have worked hard to make their voices heard. Beginning in the 1970s, as the Hmong were being massacred for their collaboration with the United States during the Vietnam War, Yang recounts the harrowing story of her family<U+2019>s captivity, the daring rescue undertaken by her father and uncles, and their narrow escape into Thailand where Yang was born in the Ban Vinai Refugee Camp. When she was six years old, Yang<U+2019>s family immigrated to America, and she evocatively captures the challenges of adapting to a new place and a new language. Through her words, the dreams, wisdom, and traditions passed down from her grandmother and shared by an entire community have finally found a voice. Together with her sister, Kao Kalia Yang is the founder of a company dedicated to helping immigrants with writing, translating, and business services. A graduate of Carleton College and Columbia University, Yang has recently screened The Place Where We Were Born, a film documenting the experiences of Hmong American refugees. -- Publisher's description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 959.704/3092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E184.H55
LC item number
Y36 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The latehomecomer : a Hmong family memoir, Kao Kalia Yang
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A walk in the jungle -- Enemy camp -- Refugees -- Ban Vinai refugee camp -- The second leaving -- Phanat Nikhom transition camp to America -- A return to the clouds -- Before the babies -- Coming of the son -- The haunted section-8 house -- Our moldy house -- When the tiger comes -- Preparations -- Goodbye to grandma -- Walking back alone -- Epilogue: Hmong in America
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781566892087
Lccn
2007046386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocn182529285
Label
The latehomecomer : a Hmong family memoir, Kao Kalia Yang
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A walk in the jungle -- Enemy camp -- Refugees -- Ban Vinai refugee camp -- The second leaving -- Phanat Nikhom transition camp to America -- A return to the clouds -- Before the babies -- Coming of the son -- The haunted section-8 house -- Our moldy house -- When the tiger comes -- Preparations -- Goodbye to grandma -- Walking back alone -- Epilogue: Hmong in America
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781566892087
Lccn
2007046386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocn182529285

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