How much does the Vietnam War still dominate current discourse and writing on Vietnam? Three writers will debate this issue.
US-Vietnamese author Quan Barry will speak on post-war Vietnam in light of her new book She Weeps Each Time You’re Born. Joining Barry will be Uyen Luu, who has written a bestselling cook book, My Vietnamese Kitchen, which draws on stories from her background and is currently writing her second, and Lucy Cruickshanks, author of The Trader of Saigon, which looks at the wartorn country in the 1980s and which was shortlisted for the Guardian Not the Booker Prize.
Following the discussion will be a sampling of Vietnamese food – a perfect end to a fascinating night. Please do join us for this exploration of Vietnamese culture.