This is the incredible story of Bao Luong, Vietnam's first female political prisoner. In 1927, when she was just 18, Bao Luong left her village home to join Ho Chi Minh's Revolutionary Youth League and fight both for national independence and for women's equality. A year later, she became embroiled in the Barbier Street murder, a crime in which unruly passion was mixed with revolutionary ardour. Weaving together Bao Luong's own memoir with excerpts from newspaper articles, family gossip, and official documents, this book by Bao Luong's niece takes us from rural life in the Mekong Delta to the bustle of colonial Saigon. It provides a rare snapshot of Vietnam in the first decades of the twentieth century and a compelling account of one woman's struggle to make a place for herself in a world fraught with intense political intrigue.

Passion, Betrayal, and Revolution in Colonial Saigon: The Memoirs of Bao Luong

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  • ISBN

    9780520262263
  • Authors

    Ho Tai, Hue-tam
  • Extent

    199
  • Format

    Paperback
  • Year

    2010
  • Publisher

    University of California Press

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