Tue 09 Jan 2018, 6 pm
You are invited to the discussion “Chúng ta là ai giữa dòng chảy này?” (Who are we in the current of life?) on the occasion of launching the book “Tôi ngồi đây chờ cơn bão tới” (I sit here waiting for the storm) by Nguyễn Hải Nhật Huy, with the participation of:
– Author Nguyễn Hải Nhật Huy
– Editor Nguyễn Hoàng Diệu Thủy
“Tôi ngồi đây chờ cơn bão tới” tells a seemingly fictitious story about an unemployed young man and a girl with schizoprenia, all the while pose a difficult question: Who are we? How are we supposed to live in a world where everyone is oddly becoming more and more alike, a world dominated by media and the internet, a world in which reality is crisscrossed with constraints everywhere we look: family, boyfriend or girlfriend, salary, our personal story, our childhood, the environment in which we live, our city, bus rides, utility poles, stone benches where we seat, capitalism, Facebook friends of all kinds, our reputation, and the ego lurking deep inside ourselves. A world where, gradually, the effort which were supposed to bring about serenity accumulates to form a fiery, raging, ruthless, destructive storm that pierces us from the inside, creating a hole through which the winds continuously engulf us, making ourselves wonder: Should we go along or fight against such a storm?
A story about young people living in urban contexts, told by the uniquely chill, unpolished and hilarious style of Nguyễn Hải Nhật Huy.
Translated by Hanoi Grapevine
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