IF HISTORY IS MADE durable by the survival of the written records," wrote award-winning, Montagnard American writer H'Rina DeTroy, "a radical act against our historical erasure is to write our stories now. Defining our own narratives, we become the actors upon the imagination and agents of our futures."
In an unprecedented event celebrating emerging Montagnard American writers, join host H'Rina DeTroy in a chat with Y-Danair Niehrah, the author of Homeland: A Vietnam War Story of the Montagnards, and Anna Ksor Buonya, daughter of the author H’Yoanh Buonya who wrote Escaping Viet Nam: H’Yoanh’s Story. Presented by The Past is Present: New Montagnard Artists, a project funded by Creative Greensboro.
The Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN) is collaborating with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American (APA) Center to host ACCENTEDiRL: Dialogues in Diaspora, hosted by Viet Thanh Nguyen. More info here.
Feb 26, 2021 Artist Talk: H'Rina DeTroy, grantee of The Past is Present: New Montagnard Artists and creator of the ground-breaking writing workshop, Apocalypse Never: Writing Our Origin Stories & Imaginative Futures as Montagnard Americans.