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After the Hmong fled atrocities in southern China, they became trapped in a civil war in Laos and involved in an alliance with the United States, fighting against the Communists expansion in Indochina during the Vietnam War. The Hmong who sided with the United States in the war, however, faced unimaginable suffering.In A World Without Boundaries, Ge Xiong weaves details ofAfter the Hmong fled atrocities in southern China, they became trapped in a civil war in Laos and involved in an alliance with the United States, fighting against the Communists expansion in Indochina during the Vietnam War. The Hmong who sided with the United States in the war, however, faced unimaginable suffering.In A World Without Boundaries, Ge Xiong weaves details of haunting and vivid accounts of the suffering of a people in a social and political culture that perpetuated nepotism, corruption, and wars, while fostering inequality among ethnicities, genders, and socio-economic castes.This a story of acts of bloodshed, heartbreak, love, and sacrifice, and--above all--of a people who continue to endure many difficulties, yet strive to achieve a better life in an increasingly complex world after they have lost everything....

Title : A World Without Boundaries: A story of human atrocities, despair, migration, and interconnections
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ISBN : 1634134826
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 378 Pages
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A World Without Boundaries: A story of human atrocities, despair, migration, and interconnections Reviews

  • Rob Slaven
    2019-02-26 04:48

    I received this book free for review from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Despite the privilege of receiving a free book, I’m absolutely candid about it below because I believe authors and readers will benefit most from honest reviews rather than vacuous 5-star reviews.The nutshell view on this book is that it details the author's escape from war-town Laos until he eventually finds himself in the United States speaking not a word of English. The narrative is a detailed and honest retelling of this grim life transition.To the positive, the author omits nothing. During the tale the narrator takes the time to make comments about farming methods or family history even while the chaos of war is breaking out around him. It is very much a stream of consciousness story and anything that did happen is related in detail to the reader. It's a rather refreshing approach to the historical narrative.To the negative, at times this can become cumbersome. There is a LOT to go through to get to the heart of what is being discussed. The reader must go along narrator's idea of proper pacing and immerse themselves in the detail.In summary, this is an exceptional snapshot of place and time. The author's descriptions are vivid and detailed and really take the reader back in time mentally but it is a fairly intense labor to get there. You have to be patient and willing to get the full effect from the book. Otherwise you are left with a rather empty shell of the experience. PS: I hope my review was helpful. If it was not, then please let me know what I left out that you’d want to know. I always aim to improve.