Monday, January 19, 2009

Barbara Crossette on increasing dissent

In an article written for the International Herald Tribune, Jan. 14, Barbara Crossette discusses the increasing dissent among students, intellectuals, journalists and bloggers in Vietnam, despite government efforts to control it. She also mentions a book just written by famed dissident novelist Duong Thu Huong:

The new book, just published in Paris and titled in French "Au Zenith," is a thinly veiled and not complimentary novel about the national hero, Ho Chi Minh, the founding father of modern Vietnam and an off-limits subject here. Newspapers have been warned not to touch the story, but copies or excerpts of Huong's book in French and Vietnamese began to circulate on the Internet even before its publication.


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