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  • Publisher : Coffee House Press
  • Release : 15 December 2010
  • ISBN : 9781566892629
  • Page : 296 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 17 voters

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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’s story after her grandmother’s death, The Latehomecomer is Kao Kalia Yang’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’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’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. Visit her website at www.kaokaliayang.com.

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The Latehomecomer

The Latehomecomer
  • Author : Kao Kalia Yang
  • Publisher : Coffee House Press
  • Release Date : 2010-12-15
  • ISBN : 9781566892629
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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’s story after her grandmother’s death, The Latehomecomer is Kao Kalia Yang’s tribute to the remarkable woman whose spirit held them all together. It

The Latehomecomer

The Latehomecomer
  • Author : Kao Kalia Yang
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • ISBN : UOM:39015076178550
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Presents the journey from refuge camp to America and the hardships and joys of a family's struggle to adapt in a strange culture while holding onto traditions that are passed down from her beloved grandmother.

The Latehomecomer

The Latehomecomer
  • Author : Kao Kalia Yang,Columbia University. Writing Division
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005
  • ISBN : OCLC:61159964
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The Latehomecomer

The Latehomecomer
  • Author : Kao K. Yang
  • Publisher : Coffee House Press
  • Release Date : 2017-03-20
  • ISBN : 9781566894791
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The “unforgettable” true story of a family’s journey from the jungles of Laos to a Thailand refugee camp—and finally, to America (Anne Fadiman, author of The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down). Kao Kalia Yang was born in 1980 a Hmong refugee camp in Thailand. Her people had fought alongside the Americans in the Vietnam War, but in the tumult that followed, they spent years without a real home. Though her grandmother was reluctant to journey even farther

The Song Poet

The Song Poet
  • Author : Kao Kalia Yang
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Release Date : 2016-05-10
  • ISBN : 9781627794954
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From the author of The Latehomecomer, a powerful memoir of her father, a Hmong song poet who sacrificed his gift for his children's future in America In the Hmong tradition, the song poet recounts the story of his people, their history and tragedies, joys and losses; extemporizing or drawing on folk tales, he keeps the past alive, invokes the spirits and the homeland, and records courtships, births, weddings, and wishes. Following her award-winning book The Latehomecomer, Kao Kalia Yang now

The Latehomecomer

The Latehomecomer
  • Author : Kao Kalia Yang
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-04-11
  • ISBN : 1566894786
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One Hmong family's harrowing escape from war in Laos to the uncertainty of a new home as refugees in Minnesota.

Somewhere in the Unknown World

Somewhere in the Unknown World
  • Author : Kao Kalia Yang
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Release Date : 2020-11-10
  • ISBN : 9781250296863
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From “an exceptional storyteller,” Somewhere in the Unknown World is a collection of powerful stories of refugees who have found new lives in Minnesota’s Twin Cities, told by the award-winning author of The Latehomecomer and The Song Poet. All over this country, there are refugees. But beyond the headlines, few know who they are, how they live, or what they have lost. Although Minnesota is not known for its diversity, the state has welcomed more refugees per capita than

Mavis Gallant on Her Work

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Editions Publibook
  • Release Date : 2009
  • ISBN : 9782748384444
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A Map into the World

A Map into the World
  • Author : Kao Kalia Yang
  • Publisher : Lerner Digital ™
  • Release Date : 2021-08-01
  • ISBN : 9781728439198
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A heartfelt story of a young girl seeking beauty and connection in a busy world.

The Most Beautiful Thing

The Most Beautiful Thing
  • Author : Kao Kalia Yang
  • Publisher : Lerner Digital ™
  • Release Date : 2021-08-01
  • ISBN : 9781728439259
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A beautiful and touching true story about a refugee family and a girl whose grandmother helps her find beauty in a most unexpected way

History on the Run

History on the Run
  • Author : Ma Vang
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-01-22
  • ISBN : 9781478012849
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During its secret war in Laos (1961–1975), the United States recruited proxy soldiers among the Hmong people. Following the war, many of these Hmong soldiers migrated to the United States with refugee status. In History on the Run Ma Vang examines the experiences of Hmong refugees in the United States to theorize refugee histories and secrecy, in particular those of the Hmong. Vang conceptualizes these histories as fugitive histories, as they move and are carried by people who move. Charting the

From the Tops of the Trees

From the Tops of the Trees
  • Author : Kao Kalia Yang
  • Publisher : Carolrhoda Books ®
  • Release Date : 2021-10-05
  • ISBN : 9781728432342
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A moving and inspiring true story about how a father's love helped a daughter dream of a life beyond the confines of the refugee camp where they live

All I Asking for Is My Body

All I Asking for Is My Body
  • Author : Milton Murayama
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release Date : 1988-05-31
  • ISBN : 0824811720
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This novel, written in dialect, reveals the everyday elements and dimensions of life in Hawaii.

Yang Warriors

Yang Warriors
  • Author : Kao Kalia Yang
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-04-13
  • ISBN : 1517907985
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Award-winning author Kao Kalia Yang delivers an inspiring tale of resourceful children confronting adversaries in a refugee camp After lunch the Yang warriors prepare for battle. They practice drills, balance rocks on their heads, wield magical swords from fallen branches. Led by ten-year-old Master Me (whose name means "little"), the ten cousins are ready to defend the family at all costs. After a week without fresh vegetables , the warriors embark on a dangerous mission to look for food, leaving the

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Paris Stories
  • Author : Mavis Gallant
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2011-05-18
  • ISBN : 9781551996318
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Internationally celebrated, award-winning author Mavis Gallant is a contemporary legend: an undisputed master of the short story whose peerless prose captures the range of human experience while evoking time and place with unequalled skill. This new selection of Gallant’s stories, edited by novelist and poet Michael Ondaatje, gathers the best of her many stories set in Paris, where Gallant has long lived. Here she writes of expatriates and locals, exile and homecoming, and of the illusions of youth and