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July 16th, 2014 by Carina Posted in Media, News
Remembering the Fall of Saigon and Vietnam’s Mass ‘Boat People’ Exodus

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 […]

July 16th, 2014 by Carina Posted in News
2014 IPPY award winner

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

July 16th, 2014 by Carina Posted in Media, News
The West – Let’s show our heart and help those in need

“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, […]

July 16th, 2014 by Carina Posted in Media, News
Debate on Australian Treatment of Boat People

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 […]

February 7th, 2014 by Carina Posted in News
Carina Hoang at TEDxPerth

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.

October 18th, 2013 by Carina Posted in News
George Negus TV interview

Interview with George Negus on Australia’s Channel 10 network.

September 20th, 2013 by Carina Posted in Media
Tough boat stance uncalled for

Is the asylum seeker problem an illusion created by politicians to arouse fear, asks Carina Hoang.

September 20th, 2013 by Carina Posted in News
Vietnamese Refugees, history repeating

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. […]

September 20th, 2013 by Carina Posted in News
Reaching the World 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/

September 20th, 2013 by Carina Posted in News
Ubud Readers & Writers Festival: Through Darkness to Light (15 Oct 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/