‘Con Da Ve Nha’ (I’m Home), a collection of sketches by Nguyen Tang Quang during his quarantine time in Ho Chi Minh City, has recently been published by the Women Publishing House.
The cover of the book
Quang is an overseas Vietnamese student who returned to Vietnam from the UK on March 17 and was quarantined at the Military School Zone 7, District 12, Ho Chi Minh City. He has since left quarantine.
‘I’m Home’ groups 16 drawings sketched by Quang during his spare time in the isolation area as a way to create his own diary of the memorable moments there.
Earlier, the series of sketches was shared on social network and received enthusiastic welcome from Facebook users.
The bilingual book also included articles penned by Vietnamese students who returned home from abroad after the outbreak of COVID-19 in their host countries.
The Women Publishing House will donate part of the revenue from the sale of book to a fund for disadvantaged women whose lives are affected by the COVID-19.
A selection of sketches featured in the book:
(HBO) - The housing architecture of Dao ethnic people is very diverse, depending on the group to live in the houses with ground floor or the ones with half floor and half land. Dao Tien ethnic people (Da Bac) often live in ground-floor houses with wooden walls and traditional palm-leaf roofs. They often build houses close to each other without covering walls to gather together.
(HBO) - According to the statistics, up to now there are 57 cultural and historical relics ranked at the provincial level and 41 national relics in the whole province. Over the past time, the protection and promotion of the value of the cultural heritage have been paid attention to by all the levels and the appropriate authorities. The province has directed the districts and the city to strengthen the management of the relics and the organization of the festivals in 2020.
(HBO) - In recent years, the movement "All people unite to build a cultural life” in Nam Phong commune (Cao Phong) has been actively and effectively implemented. The economy has been developing and the rural face has constantly been renewed, contributing to improving the cultural and spiritual life for the People.
(HBO) - The melody of Vi and Doi singing, lullabies, Thuong Rang and Bo Meng singing is now resounding, spreading along with the renewal of life throughout the villages of Muong Bi. They sing not only on the occasions of festivals, and cultural and artistic exchanges, Muong folk songs are becoming more and more popular through the lullabies, when men and women declaring their love to each other, Sac Bua singing in the festivals of early spring, Thuong Rang singing when working in the fields and gardens...
Some 200 people, including soldiers stationed in the Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago, health workers and artists, have performed together in a music video entitled Tu Hao Viet Nam (Proud of Vietnam).
(HBO) -Khang Dinh is the only hamlet in Yen Mon commune, Hoa Binh city, to have been recognised as a new-style rural area, with its impressive green scenery.