Colonialism and war disrupted the lives of millions of Vietnamese people during the 20th century. These are their stories.
Clement Baloup intimately traces the paths of those who went to great lengths to seek asylum in unfamiliar lands, and against all odds, established prosperous communities rooted in the colorful culture and experiences of their past, while fostering a future unhindered by the political and personal turmoil that haunts their pasts.
Vietnamese Memories #1 : Leaving Saigon - Softcover Trade
Vietnamese Memories #2 : Little Saigon - Softcover Trade
Vietnamese Memories #1 : Leaving Saigon - Digital Comic
Vietnamese Memories #2 : Little Saigon - Digital Comic
“A good addition to the growing canon of forgotten voices finally speaking out.”
The authenticity of these collected memories compels us to become truly haunted and touched (even gut-punched!) by the fate of these five witnesses. The stunning colors illuminate the souls of each individual immigrant, to whom we become quickly attached.
We know personal stories, told by the father to his son, by the old man to the promising youth. Once again the recipe is perfect, thanks to the author’s subtle art and discreet style of telling stories, mentioning the worst with dwelling at length on it and giving each reader a chance to remember (or to imagine for the youngest). You need to read it, to become aware of a little-known historical reality and to follow and to discover this highly talented young author.