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Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora

Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora

Book launching with Andrew Lam, journalist and National Public Radio commentator

Tuesday, November 29, 2005
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
10383 Bunche Hall (10th floor)
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095

In his long-overdue first collection of essays, noted journalist and National Public Radio commentator Andrew Lam explores his lifelong struggle for identity as a Viet Kieu, or a Vietnamese national living abroad. At age eleven, Lam, the son of a South Vietnamese general, left for California on the eve of the fall of Saigon to communist forces. He traded his Vietnamese name for a more American one and immersed himself in the allure of the American Dream: something not clearly defined for him or his family.

Book information:
Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora
Andrew Lam, Foreword by Richard Rodriguez
Trade Paper, ISBN: 1-59714-020-1, $14.95
With eight pages of b&w photographs
Published by Heyday Books.

Review:  “Andrew Lam writes with the honesty of a true journalist and the feeling of a born storyteller. On his many journeys between Vietnam and the U.S., he sees first-hand the global consequences of war. Perfume Dreams is a meaningful book for our times.”—Maxine Hong Kingston, author of The Fifth Book of Peace and Woman Warrior

Books will be available for sale and signing by the author.

Co-sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center.

Parking in UCLA's Lot 3 costs $8.


Cost : Free and open to the public.

BarbaraGaerlan
310-206-9163
www.international.ucla.edu/cseas/
cseas@international.ucla.edu

Sponsor(s): Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Asian American Studies Center