Vietnamese Memories

Vietnamese Memories

Book 1, Leaving Saigon

Graphic Novel - 2018
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The testimonies of five family members, over five different periods, as they are respectively forced to leave their home country of Vietnam when outside forces or inner turmoil shatter their normal lives. Each story follows the journey of a family member as they have to leave everything behind, adapt to a new country and culture, and live with the nostalgia of their homeland and their people.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Humanoids : Life Drawn [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781594656583
1594656584
Branch Call Number: 741.5944 B215V01 2018
Characteristics: 162 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Language Note: Translated from the French
Additional Contributors: Hanks, Olivia
Alternative Title: Leaving Saigon

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Vietnamese-French cartoonist Baloup recounts the stories of five emigres (including his father) who left Vietnam at different times and under different conditions. Clement also documents a time when France took thousands of Vietnamese people from their country and forced them into labor during WWII.


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