Kao Kalia Yang – Where Rivers Part

Kao Kalia Yang Where Rivers Part recensie en informatie memoir van de in Thailand geboren Amerikaanse schrijfster. Op 19 maart 2024 verschijnt bij Atria Books de memoir over haar moeder van schrijfster Kao Kalia Yang die op zesjarige leeftijd samen met haar gezin vluchtte uit Thailand. Hier lees je informatie over de inhoud van het boek, de schrijfster en over de uitgave. Er is geen Nederlandse vertaling van het boek verkrijgbaar of aangekondigd.

Kao Kalia Yang Where Rivers Part recensie

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  • “Yang keeps readers as close as possible to Tswb’s perspective, treating her history and hardships with care. Where Rivers Part is a sensitive, unforgettable account of one mother’s immeasurable strength and love for her family.” (Esquire)
  • “Yang’s memoirs of Hmong life, traditions and displacement are not just powerful additions to the canon of immigrant literature — they are powerful books about life itself.” (San Francisco Chronicle)

Kao Kalia Yang Where Rivers Part

Where Rivers Part

A Story of My Mother’s Life

  • Auteur: Kao Kalia Yang (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: memoir
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Atria Books
  • Verschijnt: 19 maart 2024
  • Omvang: 336 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: gebonden boek / ebook
  • Prijs: $28,99 / $14,99
  • Boek bestellen bij: Bol / Libris

Flaptekst van de memoir van de Thais-Amerikaanse schrijfster Kao Kalia Yang

A mesmerizing and hauntingly beautiful memoir about a Hmong family’s epic journey to safety told from the perspective of the author’s incredible mother who survived, and helped her family escape, against all odds.

Born in 1961 in war-torn Laos, Tswb’s childhood was marked by the violence of America’s Secret War and the CIA recruitment of the Hmong and other ethnic minorities into the lost cause. By the time Tswb was a teenager, the US had completely vacated Laos, and the country erupted into genocidal attacks on the Hmong people, who were labeled as traitors. Fearing for their lives, Tswb and her family left everything they knew behind and fled their village for the jungle.

Perpetually on the run and on the brink of starvation, Tswb eventually crossed paths with the man who would become her future husband. Leaving her own mother behind, she joined his family at a refugee camp, a choice that would haunt her for the rest of her life. Eventually becoming a mother herself, Tswb raised her daughters in a state of constant fear and hunger until they were able to emigrate to the US, where the determined couple enrolled in high school even though they were both nearly thirty, and worked grueling jobs to provide for their children.

Now, her daughter, Kao Kalia Yang, reveals her mother’s astonishing saga with tenderness and unvarnished clarity, giving voice to the countless resilient refugees who are often overlooked as one of the essential foundations of this country. Evocative, stirring, and unforgettable, Where Rivers Part is destined to become a classic.

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