‘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) - Up to now, Hoa Binh Volunteering Club has called for collection and donation of "The Friendly Book Library” for the children and people in some difficult areas in the province. Thereby, it has helped to spread the reading culture, creating a playground for kids during weekends and summer vacations.
(HBO) - Under the leadership of the Party, in August 1945, people nationwide participated in the general uprising to seize administration and put an end to slavery, thus opening up a new era of independence and freedom.
(HBO) - Mong girls have been preparing tutus that are carefully embroidered as if they were just for special occasions. Mong boys are dressed neatly, in square towels, and are carrying art horns. Boys and girls gather in groups, making fun and singing love songs until morning. Celebrating Independence Festival n Mong village is always exciting and bustling!
(HBO) – Vu Duc Hieu, Director of the Muong Cultural Space Museum in Hoa Binh city, has won the 2020 Jeonju International Award for Promoting Intangible Cultural Heritage (JIAPICH).
(HBO) - Gong is "the treasure – the sacred soul” of Muong community in Hoa Binh, and it takes the pride in being a national intangible cultural heritage. And now, with the way to bring the culture of gong to life through the "catalyst”, the music, people more and more appreciate the gongs and love and cherish the tunes of Muong gongs.
(HBO) - Hoa Binh’s culture and sport facilities, especially those at the grassroots level, have importantly contributed to meeting the needs for exchanging, exercising and entertaining of local people, and to building a healthy cultural life at the grassroots level.