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Helene Chung Martin

Helene Chung Martin reviews 'The Hmong of Australia: Culture and diaspora' edited by Nicholas Tapp and Gary Yia Lee

May 2004, no. 261 01 May 2004
One sun-filled Saturday in spring 2000, I wandered through Salamanca market, in and around the historic sandstone buildings on Hobart’s waterfront. After a long absence, I expected the arts and crafts, antiques, and books amid tourists and the local caffe latte set. What surprised me were stalls of beautiful fresh fruit and vegetables, grown and sold by smiling ethnic Hmong. The bright front cov ... (read more)