West Aussie Greats | Dr Carina Hoang
Award-winning author and actress Dr Carina Hoang joined Gareth Parker on Friday for West Aussies Greats.
The academic was just 16-years-old when she fled war-torn Vietnam by boat with her family.
“When the war ended, that’s when our life actually turned upside down,” she said.
“We were persecuted by the communist government in a number of ways.
“Our father, being an officer, was taken away for 14 years, and it was unknown to us when or if he was ever released.”
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