Panel on Southeast Asian Refugee Issues

Panel discussion featuring UCLA Common Book author Thi Bui

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Pauley Pavilion Club
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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The Best We Could Do is an intimate and poignant graphic novel portraying one family’s journey from war-torn Vietnam from debut author Thi Bui.

Thi Bui was born in Vietnam three months before the end of the Vietnam War, and came to the United States in 1978 as part of the "boat people" wave of refugees from Southeast Asia. Her debut graphic memoir, The Best We Could Do (Abrams ComicArts, March 2017) has been selected as both an Indies Introduce and Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers title. She currently teaches in the MFA in Comics program at the California College of the Arts. She lives in Berkeley with her son, her husband and her mother.

 


Nguyet Tong
(310) 206-9163
ntong@international.ucla.edu

Sponsor(s): , Asian American Studies Center, First Year Experience & Common Book