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Hardcover Folk Stories of the Hmong: Peoples of Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam Book

ISBN: 0872878546

ISBN13: 9780872878549

Folk Stories of the Hmong: Peoples of Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam

(Part of the World Folklore Series Series and World Folklore Series Series)

Hmong culture has had an oral tradition for millennia, but the language itself did not even exist in written form until the 1950s. Compiled by famed author and storyteller Norma Livo and coauthor, Dia Cha, this is the first collection of authentic Hmong tales to be published commercially in the English language. Beginning with a description of Hmong history, culture, and folklore, the book includes 16 pages of full-color photographs of Hmong dress...


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A good classic

Folk Stories of the Hmong remains one of the essential books that sadly in most cases will be found in the children's book section. In fact, it is a very well-researched and well-written work that tries to bring the full character of the Hmong myths and folklore to a Hmong and non-Hmong audience. It is one of the first books in the world to try and do so with great sensitivity and appreciation for the challenges involved. The stories are easily readable, and maintains a tone that makes it easy to read aloud much in the oral traditions of old. From a cross-cultural writer's point of view, this is in fact quite an achievement when you're bringing work like this in from a language that has largely never been studied by the West before. While there are other larger and smaller texts out there now, each with its own strengths, Folk Stories of the Hmong still remains a key text to start with for people who are interested in the stories of the Hmong.

folk stories of the hmong peoples of laos, thailand, etc

This book thaught me alot of stories and waht happen in the pass. I should aloud every one to read this book. Even though I'm hmong and really young I want to encourage people to read.
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