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Carina Hoang: a personal refugee story

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After the fall of Saigon in 1979, teenager Carina Hoang joined many of her Vietnamese compatriots in a desperate exodus to seek refuge across the ocean. This is her very personal account of the journey.

A sepia photograph of a boat filled with people.

Today Hoang is a Curtin PhD candidate who uses her personal experience to research the complexity of being a refugee – then and now.

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