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Hmong Contemporary Issues
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Les Problématiques contemporaines des Hmong

Stories and other fictions

The Weaver Dragon Girl








 

Ann Paj Yeeb's Wedding Dilemma





[...] Ann knew that her family and her community would not accept her dating a non-Hmong. She was living in a decade where the Hmong community was transitioning, but changes were doubled with tragedies. Marry a non-Hmong was something completely inconceivable and unacceptable. Her family wouldn't tolerate it. Afraid of her parents, and of their dreadful criticism and total rejection, she hid the relationship. Life went on, in grey color at home. [...]

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The Frog who Wants to Be as Big as the Ox.






[...] However, Frog Bul-Foast does not know what to do exactly in order to become as big as an ox. He thinks meticulously when a piece of idea emerges from its mind:
- I just need to behave like oxes in order to be as big as an ox.

In the Land of Hurt, when a frog is nicely huge, potbellied, and tall like an ox, the community loves inviting it to give speeches. All look at it very highly, as an excellent role mode
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The Third Beauty







May's First Love






"But should I tell him that I did love him truly? It may console him. I can do that because he is still single.", she was wondering, torn between the urge to hug him and to cut him from her world. She chose to not say anything. Openly demonstrating one's affection was so problematic. Marrying is not about being in love, but surviving.
In each visit, she never stayed very long. She then ran back home, diligently cooked some fresh rice and boiled a chicken drum stick. When May knew it was time for Pheng to leave his aunt, she went out to wait for him on the road that took him to the bus station."



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