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Evergreen Country, The

A Memoir of Vietnam

by (author) Thuong Vuong-Riddick

Radiant Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2007
Literary, Southeast Asia, Southeast
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2007
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The Evergreen Country: A Memoir of Vietnam is startling and beautiful memoir by Vancouver's THUONG VUONG-RIDDICK. We learn of how her Chinese family must struggle to overcome difficulties during the rise of the Viet Cong in Northern Vietnam and their eventual journey to Southern Vietnam where war would soon follow them. This memoir tells the little known story of how Chinese born families struggled to maintain their dignity and their lives while being persecuted by rapidly changing political forces.

About the author

Thoug Vuong—Riddick was born in Hanoĥ in 1940151;during the French regime. Under Ng244;-Dinh Diëm, she moved to Saĥgon and obtained her BA degree, but was soon caught up in the war of political factions. In 1962 she went to Paris where she acquired a second BA, and MA and her Doctorate. She taught French in both Saĥgon and Paris. In 1969 she emigrated to Canada where she taught literature at McGill and the University of Montreal. In 1981 she moved to Victoria, BC, where she taught at the University of Victoria until 1989. Vuong—Riddick currently lives in Vancouver where she is a full—time writer and is at work on a history of her life in Vietnam.

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