Blogs in May 2020

Last Night I Dreamed of Peace 17th May 2020

At the age of twenty-four, Dang Thuy Tram volunteered to serve as a doctor in a National Liberation Front (Viet Cong) battlefield hospital in the Quang Ngai Province. Two years later she was killed by American forces not far...

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The Eaves of Heaven 17th May 2020

A searing memoir by the award-winning author of Catfish and Mandala offers a portrait of his father’s experiences over the course of three wars–the French occupation of Indochina, the World War II Japanese invasion, and the Vietnam War–as he...

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A Vietcong Memoir 17th May 2020

When he was a student in Paris, Truong Nhu Tang met Ho Chi Minh. Later he fought in the Vietnamese jungle and emerged as one of the major figures in the “fight for liberation” — and one of the...

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Inside Out & Back Again 17th May 2020

For all the ten years of her life, Hà has only known Saigon: the thrills of its markets, the joy of its traditions, and the warmth of her friends close by. But now the Vietnam War has reached her...

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When Heaven and Earth Changed Places 17th May 2020

It is said that in war heaven and earth change places not once, but many times. When Heaven and Earth Changed Places is the haunting memoir of a girl on the verge of womanhood in a world turned upside...

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