"Mimi and Her Mirror is a powerful saga from a writer of talent giving voice to people from one of the most successful immigrant communities in American history. This is a book that should be read." --Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain
"Duong writes with a delicate sensuality that allows her readers to inhabit the skin of her characters. Her story makes us reconsider the subtle forces that shaped USVietnamese history." -- June Cross, author of Secret Daughter and Associate Professor of Journalism, Columbia University
About the Author
Vietnam-born Uyen Nicole Duong arrived in the United States at the age of sixteen, a political refugee from a country torn apart by war. She received a Bachelor of Science in Communication and Journalism from Southern Illinois University, a law degree from the University of Houston, and the advanced LLM degree from Harvard. She also completed work at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena. She has been a journalist, public education administrator, attorney, law professor, and a self-taught painter whose work focuses on l’Art Brut. The author resides in Houston, Texas.