Voyage of Hope: Vietnamese Australian Women’s Narratives

By Nathalie Huynh Chau Nguyen.

Published by New Directions in the Humanities, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing

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Book: Print $US40.00

Shortlisted for 2007 NSW Premier's Literary Awards

Voyage of Hope explores the experiences and journeys of Vietnamese women who arrived in Australia as part of the massive exodus of refugees from Vietnam following the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. It reveals women s memories of life in Vietnam during the French colonial period and after, throughout the war and its aftermath, and what motivated them to leave their homeland and embark on an often dangerous journey to freedom a voyage of hope that eventually led them to a new life in Australia.

Keywords: Vietnamese - Australia - Biography, Women refugees - Australia - Biography, Vietnamese - Australia - Social Conditions, Australia - Emigration and Immigration - History, Vietnam - Emigration and Immigration - History, immigration - History. I. Title.

Book: Print (Paperback). Published by New Directions in the Humanities, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing, Illinois.

Dr Nathalie Huynh Chau Nguyen

Nathalie Huynh Chau Nguyen holds an ARC Australian Research Fellowship at the Australian Centre, the University of Melbourne. After completing a B.A (Hons) at the University of Melbourne, she won a Commonwealth Scholarship to the University of Oxford, where she obtained her doctorate. Her book Vietnamese Voices: Gender and Cultural Identity in the Vietnamese Francophone Novel (Southeast Asia Publications, 2004) was nominated for four international awards including the Kiriyama Prize.


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