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Bounsang Khamkeo

 Bounsang Khamkeo

After his release from prison, Bounsang Khamkeo and his wife, Vieng, fled to the U.S., and eventually settled in Vancouver, Washington. He currently works as a behavioral health counselor with immigrant and refugee clients from Asia who suffer from substance addictions at the Avel Gordly Center for Healing with the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland.

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I Little Slave: A Prison Memoir from Communist Laos

Bounsang Khamkeo

Raised in the hierarchical society of traditional Laos, Bounsang Khamkeo earned a doctorate in political science in France, only to return home in 1973 to a country in deep political chaos and turmoil in the wake of the Vietnam War where he was imprisoned by the communist Pathet Lao government—accused of being an “enemy of the Socialist state.” Read More ››



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