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The Resource We are here, Cat Thao Nguyen

We are here, Cat Thao Nguyen

Label
We are here
Title
We are here
Statement of responsibility
Cat Thao Nguyen
Title variation
We are here
Title variation remainder
my family's courageous journey to survive
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Told through the bright and unflinching eyes of Cat Thao, a girl born in a refugee camp, We Are Here is a memoir that begins in 1975 with her family's gripping exodus by foot out of post-war Vietnam - a dangerous journey, unimaginable to most, on which most perished. The escape of Cat Thao's family from persecution traverses the horrific jungles of Khmer Rouge Cambodia and into the crowded refugee camps of Thailand. From which, finally, the Nguyens were allowed to board a Qantas plane to a freedom they wanted desperately. But the stark, contrasting suburban landscapes of Western Sydney, Australia were not the unalloyed blessing they'd imagined. Against the backdrop of an immigrant experience, Cat Thao tells of her coming of age in Australia, haunted by lingering trauma but buoyed by instincts of hope, reinvention and survival. In a voice both candid and striking, Cat Thao details her struggles with growing up: from her bad skin and hairy legs, to Vietnamese mysticism and kinship, and bound throughout by familial loyalty and honour. With wit and poignancy, We Are Here explores an Australia of the 80s and 90s, and a family's tireless journey for peace through a young woman's absolute determination to find her place
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10439694
Cataloging source
NOV
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Nguyen, Cat Thao
Dewey number
305.89592
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Nguyen, Cat Thao
  • Nguyen, Cat Thao
  • Vietnamese
  • Refugees
  • Refugees
  • Vietnamese
  • Western Sydney (N.S.W.)
Target audience
adult
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my family's courageous journey to survive
Label
We are here, Cat Thao Nguyen
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000054181063
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9781743319277
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
We are here, Cat Thao Nguyen
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000054181063
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9781743319277
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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