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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
One tragedy of war is a people uprooted-tom from their land, history, and culture to seek a haven in a foreign country. Culture Clash is such a story. Ellen Matthews describes a Vietnamese family's struggle to adapt to American culture and yet retain their autonomy and self-respect. As a freelance writer and sponsor of Quang and his family, the author is well qualified to write this unpretentious account of their mutual experience. Composed from a diary the author kept between 1975-1979, the text is a detailed subjective study of the day-to-day events and conflicts between herself and the Quang family.
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