Paul Phong Duong was born and raised in a farming village south of Saigon in Vietnam. At the age of ten, he left Vietnam as one of the last “Vietnamese Boat People.” Duong came to Canada from Malaysia and now lives in Toronto, Ontario. He holds a university degree in computer science.
[Aylmer, Quebec]: Deux Voiliers Publishing, 2012.
9th floor PS8607 .U558 B53 2012
Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)
Bidong by Paul Duong is a powerful narrative about the hardship of two brothers who leave their small farming village in Vietnam to start a new life in North America. The story, based largely on Duong’s own experience as a boatperson, is a rare glimpse into life in rural Vietnam and the traumatic experience that Vietnamese refugees underwent in escaping Vietnam by sea.