We are Here

Author(s): Cat Thao Nguyen


Told through the bright and unflinching eyes of Cat Thao, a daughter born in a refugee camp, We Are Here is a memoir that begins in 1975 with her family's gripping exodus by foot out of post-war Vietnam - a dangerous journey, unimaginable to most, on which many perished.


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A poignant and compelling story of one family's horrific flight from persecution in Vietnam on foot across the killing fields of Cambodia and their life as new migrants in 1980s Australia.

Short-listed for NSW Premier's Literary Awards - Multicultural NSW Award 2016 (Australia).

Cat Thao Nguyen is an Australian writer and lawyer. She was born in Thailand to Vietnamese parents and grew up in Western Sydney. Cat Thao is married to Tony, a Canadian Chinese man whom she met at a sushi bar in Vietnam. She has dabbled in filmmaking and theatre but unfortunately has never played the violin or piano. Cat Thao has keen interests in the creative arts, economics and the leadership role of women in emerging economies like Vietnam. She is particularly passionate about quality fish sauce and Australian shiraz.

General Fields

  • : 9781743319277
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : January 2015
  • : 208mm X 138mm
  • : Australia
  • : March 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Cat Thao Nguyen
  • : Paperback
  • : Mar-15
  • : 305.895922094
  • : 272