Ban Vinai: The Refugee Camp

Paperback, 242 pages, 6x9, English
by Lynellyn D. Lonng
ISBN: 978-0-231-07863-4

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.