"As a young girl, Anita Nina Teso had fought hard to survive. As an adult, she still has had to fight to stay alive. Life has been tough, and it seemed unfair to her, but she will never be ashamed of the scars that life has left her. The Fighting Winds of Destiny, her true life experiences, hopefully will inspire the sick, both young and old, to hang tough. She wants her story to be for those people who might want to give up on life to become stronger persons and also to those who question, "Is life worth living?" She truly believes there is a miracle for those who believe and have faith in God."
First announced in 2014, Lao Minnesotan author Anita Nina Teso's memoir The Fighting Winds of Destiny is now available from Tate Publishing in paperback form for $9.99 plush shipping and handling.
It's a book that has gone through many drafts along the way, and it is one of the only Lao American memoirs to come out in the last few years. It's a book many of us hope will find the readers it's meant to find. An interview with Anita Nina Teso is anticipated to appear in the Sun Current on January 22.
Congratulations to everyone involved. It's not an easy thing to take the time out to sort out all of the things you have gone through in your life, especially when you're trying to navigate several different cultures, and also if you did not go through college as an English major. But her commitment to sharing her story is something to admire and respect.