Hmong Literature


Saturday, September 20, 2003

Today, St. Paul, Minnesota is home to more Hmong people than any other city in the world. Many fled there from Laos and Cambodia after the Vietnam War. Until 50 years ago, the Hmong, originally scattered across Southeast Asia, had no written language at all. Steve Nelson of Minnesota Public Radio finds that St. Paul has become the center of an emerging group of Hmong writers who are working in English and for the first time, in their own language.


Steve Nelson

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