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I Am a Shaman: A Hmong Life Story with Ethnographic Commentary.

Conquergood, Dwight and Paja Thao.

The life story of a Hmong shaman, Paja Thao, living in Chicago in 1984, is presented here in the form of an epic poem, translated into English. Conquergood provides an accompanying ethnographic commentary on the role of the shaman in Hmong society, concluding with the life story of a Hmong woman shaman, Zoua Yang. Excerpts from the commentary are presented in the April 1989 CURA Reporter.

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CURA 89-3. Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
Southeast Asian Refugee Studies Project. Occasional Papers, Number Eight.
86 pp.
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