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The Latehomecomer - A Hmong Family Memoir

Kao Kalia Yang

In the 70s and 80s, 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—all in search of a new place to call home. Decades later, their experiences remain largely unknown. Kao Kalia Yang was driven to tell her own family’s story after her grandmother’s death. The Latehomecomer is a tribute to that grandmother, a remarkable woman whose spirit held her family 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 in their adopted homeland.

In the 70s and 80s, 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—all in search of a new place to call home. Decades later, their experiences remain largely unknown. Kao Kalia Yang was driven to tell her own family’s story after her grandmother’s death. The Latehomecomer is a tribute to that grandmother, a remarkable woman whose spirit held her family 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 in their adopted homeland.
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In the 70s and 80s, 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—all in search of a new place to call home. Decades later, their experiences remain largely unknown. Kao Kalia Yang was driven to tell her own family’s story after her grandmother’s death. The Latehomecomer is a tribute to that grandmother, a remarkable woman whose spirit held her family 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 in their adopted homeland.

Language:

English

Length:

9h 27m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

08:22


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

28:42


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

39:40


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

27:37


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

49:44


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

25:36


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

51:29


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

29:49


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

46:15


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

01:00:58


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

27:51


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

40:35


Part 4, Chapter 12
Part 4, Chapter 12

43:35


Part 4, Chapter 13
Part 4, Chapter 13

14:40


Part 4, Chapter 14
Part 4, Chapter 14

20:31


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

45:19


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

06:57


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

00:09