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Vietnamerica: A Family's Journey - LIB100/201 Approved!

Date and Time:

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location:

  • Cook-DeWitt Center » CDC AUDITORIUM

Description:

Gia Bao (GB) Tran, author and artist GB Tran is a young Vietnamese American author and artist who grew up distant from his familys history. Born and raised in South Carolina as a son of immigrants, he knew that his parents had fled Vietnam during the fall of Saigon. When his grandparents died, Tran visited Vietnam for the first time and began to learn the tragic history of his family, and of the homeland they left behind. In Tran's memoir, theme, narrative and art work together to create a deeply compelling graphic novel. Tran writes about war, loss and memory, but the overriding theme is the complexity, hardship and reward of family life.

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Contact:

oma@gvsu.edu

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