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The Latehomecomer by Kao Kalia Yang

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No description available, 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 i The Latehomecomer i 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 br br Beginning in the s 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 br br 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, b From the author of i The Latehomecomer i a powerful memoir of her father a Hmong song poet who sacrificed his gift for his children s future in America b br br 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 br br Following her award winning book i The Latehomecomer i Kao Kalia Yang now retells the life of her father Bee Yang the song poet a Hmong refugee in Minnesota driven from the mountains of Laos by America s Secret War Bee lost his father as a young boy and keenly felt his orphanhood He would wander from one neighbor to the next collecting the things they said to each other whispering the words to himself at night until one day a song was born Bee sings the life of his people through the war torn jungle and a Thai refugee camp But the songs fall away in the cold bitter world of a Minneapolis housing project and on the factory floor until with the death of Bee s mother the songs leave him for good But before they do Bee with his poetry has polished a life of poverty for his children burnished their grim reality so that they might shine br br Written with the exquisite beauty for which Kao Kalia Yang is renowned i The Song Poet i is a love story of a daughter for her father a father for his children a people for their land their traditions and all that they have lost, Essays that challenge discomfort disorient galvanize and inspire all of us to evolve now for our shared future