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This Much I Can Tell YouThis Much I Can Tell You

In 2008, I pitched the project that became this book to my supervisor at Refugee Services. Eight months later, I had interviewed nineteen refugees and asylees, muddled through transcription, done a preliminary edit of the stories, and started the research for writing a grant. The fabulous Naomi Thorson took over in 2010, interviewing more contributors, securing a grant from the Minnesota Historical Society to publish the book, and seeing the book through to publication. The final text includes eleven of my interviews and seven of hers, as well as an introduction and conclusion she wrote, a dedication from Garrison Keillor, and a foreword by Hmong author Kao Kalia Yang.