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Writing From Diasporic Space: A Poetic Narrative of a Refugee Daughter

Phan, Anh Ngoc Quynh (2022) Writing From Diasporic Space: A Poetic Narrative of a Refugee Daughter. Qualitative Inquiry, 28 (3-4). pp. 381-382. (doi:10.1177/10778004211042347) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:102992)

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The poetic narrative recounts a story of a Vietnamese refugee daughter I met in New Zealand. Her experience of family separation and dispersion when her parents decided to flee the country after the Vietnam war ended in 1975 evoked a sense of trauma, a collective trauma of thousands of Vietnamese who suffered from losses: “their country,” their home, their families, and their place, to the oceans they crossed. Many of them never had the future they thought they would when they stepped on the overcrowded, half-sunk boat into the dark and could not manage to see the light.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/10778004211042347
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Directorate of Education > Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Funders: University of Auckland (
Depositing User: Ngoc Quynh Anh Phan
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2023 17:59 UTC
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2023 09:37 UTC
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Phan, Anh Ngoc Quynh.

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