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After Sorrow: An American Among the Vietnamese (Kodansha Globe)

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A RARE CLOMPSE INTO THE SOUL OF VIT NAM

In her deeply moving memoir of Viet Nam, Lady Borton presents the "American war" from the view of the courageous peasants on the ground, underneath the B-52's and Agent Orange-stripped trees. Their extraordinary stories are of a kind we have not heard before: stories of women who smuggled weapons under vats of fish sauce, concocted camouflage from banana leaves, dug tunnels, carried messages through enemy territory, gave away their children to keep them safe, all the while tending to the daily work of village life-providing food, burying and visiting the dead, and observing religious holidays. Drawing on twenty-five years of work in Viet Nam, Borton achieves an unprecedented intimacy with its people and lets their voices set the tone of conciliation and renewal. Without calling attention to herself, Borton-the first westerner allowed to live in a Vietnamese village since the war's end-suffuses her account with a deep respect for all those we left behind.

About the Author

LADY BORTON is the author of Sensing the Enemy, a memoir of her work in a refugee camp for the Vietnamese boat people. She was the person who escorted the first journalists to the scene of the massacre at My Lai. Formerly the field director of Quaker Service-Viet Nam in Hanoi, she now lives on a small farm in Milfield, Ohio.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781568361611
Subtitle:
An American Among the Vietnamese
Foreword:
Paley, Grace
Author:
Borton, Lady
Author:
Paley, Grace
Publisher:
Kodansha USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History, World | Asian
Subject:
Hi
Subject:
story, World | Asian
Series:
Kodansha Globe
Series Volume:
28.
Publication Date:
19961015
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 color plates, 28 halftones and linecu
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.39x5.63x.94 in. .89 lbs.

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