Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Modern Lao literature since 1975

Back in 2005,The Laos Cultural Profile was created in partnership with the Ministry of Information and Culture of Laos with financial support from the Rockefeller Foundation. It featured a number of good leads, including this overview of modern Lao literature since 1975:

Highlights include the name of several prominent writers in Laos which provides a good start to consider when doing cross-cultural exchanges, but to be honest, given some of the errors they made regarding 'prominent' Lao painters abroad, this information may need to be updated and examined by Lao American writers in the very near future, especially as efforts are made to connect with younger emerging voices in the community.

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