"Novel Exposes Lingering Aftermath of War in Vietnam..."
This wonderfully informative novel, evolved from stories the author, Leonie J. Campbell, collected from Vietnamese women as she lived and traveled throughout Vietnam. “The courage that these women showed me in exposing their lives moved me to write their story,” shared the author.
"The effect of war on the lives of thousands of women and children in Vietnam in the sixties was devastating. Many young women took up arms, often giving their lives to protect their families and communities from the scourge of the enemy. Their lives as peaceful women and mothers were changed forever. They suffered the indignity of capture, the cruel tortures, the brutal rapes, and the loss of their children and families.
Having overcome loss of family, imprisonment in a brothel, and dangerous liaisons with corrupt officials, the heroine of Angels of Saigon, Hung Van Thi Kim, courageously declares, “Life is precious and children deserve a future, safe from war and hunger!” Thi Kim’s dream to help the homeless children of Saigon urges her on. Her life story is rich with intrigue, danger, many wonderful friendships, and finally true love."
Leonie J. Campbell, "Angels of Saigon" ISBN #1-930586-69-8
Ineke Ravenna, wife of Riccardo Ravenna, the late EU Ambassador to Vietnam, commented, “I found Angels of Saigon truthfully portrayed the suffering of women and children in post-war Vietnam. During my time there I saw for myself the devastating effect of Agent Orange, which caused deformities and cancer in children. I recommend this novel.”