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Of Monkey Bridges and Banh Mi Sandwiches

From Saigon to Texas

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Oanh Ngo Usadi (View Bio)
Paperback: O&O Press, 2018.

Of Monkey Bridges and Banh Mi Sandwiches
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In the aftermath of the Vietnam War, a young girl and her family were exiled from city living in Saigon to the countryside of Vietnam and ultimately escaped to a small town in Texas. This quietly affecting immigrant memoir will make you laugh and cry at the same time. Through each traumatic transition, Oanh Ngo Usadi retains her optimism as she and her family adapt to new environments and cultures in their journey to become Americans.

"Heartrending and funny.... Ngo Usadi writes poignantly about her life before and after the fall of Saigon to the communist north, from the Mekong Delta to refugee camps in Malaysia and the Philippines, to her ultimate resettlement as an immigrant in the small Texas town of Port Arthur." — Voice of America  (Read the full review)