Paperback, 242 pages, 6x9, English
by Lynellyn D. Lonng
Beginning in 1975, thousands of families fled the political and economic instability in Laos and Cambodia to refugee camps in northeast Thailand, where many have remained for over a decade. Lynellyn Long documents the reality of daily life in Ban Vinai, the biggest Hmong refugee camp in northern Thailand. Based on the author´s ethnographic research, the book offers rich narrative description of the lives of the Hmong and lowland Lao refugees and explores the effects of long-term residence in the camp.