Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Remembering the Fall of Saigon and Vietnam’s Mass ‘Boat People’ Exodus

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
On April 30, 1975, American troops withdrew from Saigon as the city fell to the North Vietnamese. One refugee remembers the chaos of the day and her long odyssey to freedom. In the waning days of April 1975, Carina Hoang and her family hunkered down inside a cramped bomb shelter and listened to the rockets scorching the skies above Bien Hoa. From time to time the children dashed outside, to go to the bathroom or grab a morsel of food, and then retreated to the bunker. North VietnameRead More....

2014 IPPY award winner

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
Carina Hoang was awarded the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) in the Australia/New Zealand – Best Regional Non-Fiction category for Permanent Impressions. Source: Independent Publisher

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The West – Let’s show our heart and help those in need

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
"We certainly do not want to see children in detention...I am looking forward to the day when no one is in immigration detention." These were Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s words on March 27, in response to a question by independent Tasmanian MP Andrew Wilkie about why 315 children were in prison-like facilities on Christmas Island, some for more than a year.
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Debate on Australian Treatment of Boat People

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
History's judgement will be to vindicate our treatment of 'boat people'. There are millions of people fleeing the depredations of war, oppression and persecution. In their search for safety many choose to make the hazardous journey to far off lands - crossing perilous seas where too many have lost their lives. Governments around the world are struggling to develop policies that achieve the proper balance needed to meet humanitarian concerns, legal obligations and poRead More....

Carina Hoang at TEDxPerth

Friday, February 7th, 2014
Refugees are often marginalised, their humanity ignored as their stories go untold. In this remarkable and emotional talk, however, author and former refugee Carina Hoang discusses her experience as a "boat person". It's a powerful account that is impossible to ignore.

George Negus TV interview

Friday, October 18th, 2013
Interview with George Negus on Australia's Channel 10 network.

Vietnamese Refugees, history repeating

Friday, September 20th, 2013
I feel that I have the responsibility to share with you what is happening here in Western Australia, where I now live, because it is about the Vietnamese people. Following is information extracted from the latest newspapers and other sources: 1. ‘Men fled Vietnamese police visit,’ Rebecca Trigger, The West Australian, Aug. 29, 2013 2. ‘Bizarre case in Northam center ,’ letter to the editor by Nam Pham, The West Australian, Aug. 30, 2013 3. ‘Unrest at Villawood,’ The Age - JRead More....

Reaching the World 2013

Friday, September 20th, 2013
Carina Hoang will be participating in the 'Reaching the World 2013' Literary Festival & Conference alongside many other authors. Date: 6 October 2013 Time: 10.00am Length: 7 hours http://apwriters.org/bangkok-2013-mini-literature-festival/

Ubud Readers & Writers Festival: Through Darkness to Light (15 Oct 2013)

Friday, September 20th, 2013
Through Darkness to Light Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre and Ubud Writers & Readers Festival in association with the University of South Australia Date: 15 October 2013 Time: 10.30am Length: 1 hour & 15 minutes http://www.ubudwritersfestival.com/program/through-darkness-to-light/

Ubud Readers & Writers Festival: Seeking Refuge (13 Oct 2013)

Friday, September 20th, 2013
Seeking Refuge Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre and Ubud Writers & Readers Festival in association with the University of South Australia Date: 13 October 2013 Time: 12.00pm Length: 1 hour & 15 minutes http://www.ubudwritersfestival.com/program/seeking-refuge/