Stories from Laos
There's a need for schools and universities to offer more courses on Southeast Asian history and literature.
I'm also reading an English translation of a Vietnamese narrative poem "The Tale of Kieu." It's supposed to be a classic.
Eddy Zheng is facing deportation for criminal convictions from 20 years ago. He served 19+ years of a 7-to-life sentence for a robbery he committed at 16. After spending 2 years in immigration detention fighting his case, he lost. He awaits the execution of the deportation order. He is an avid writer, and he organized the first poetry slam at San Quentin State Prison. This is Eddy Zheng in his own words. More info at http://www.eddyzheng.com,