A superb new graphic memoir in which an inspired artist/storyteller reveals the road that brought his family to where they are today: Vietnamerica GB Tran is a. 3 May GB Tran’s graphic memoir, Vietnamerica: A Family’s Journey (), is a tale of war, dislocation and migration, which places the disrupted. Tran, GB. (). Vietnamerica: A Family’s Journey. New York, NY: Villard. pp. Satrapi’s Persepolis (), GB Tran chose the graphic form to illustrate.

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Tran’s family jo I am almost too emotional right now to write this review. The composition of the panels, viettnamerica colored pages, family photos, pages mimicking the style of blocky propaganda posters, side by side faces, and even the all black pages are all so beautifully laid out and impeccably timed.

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All-in-all, it was wonderful. He uses lots of different styles of panels, including some absolutely amazing full-pagers that you want to frame and put up in your house.

Vietnamerica is rich and complex. The creative problem-solving appealed to the former college astrophysics major who delighted in the storytelling aspects of comics. Some people have asked “You mean Spanish? This isn’t just his family’s story, but the story of every family around the world touched by war and political corruption. Sep 18, Whitney rated it liked it. I’ll be honest – my background in Southeast Asian history was extremely limited and my background in U.


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As someone who isn’t very familiar with what happened in Vietnam, this was a good introduction. In his adulthood, G.

I am incredibly shocked how uneducated I am when it comes to Vietnam because both of my parents lived through it. This “family’s journey” recounts their difficult choices that divided the family. When his vietnakerica and grandmother pass away, he reluctantly goes back to Vietnam viethamerica his parents, who haven’t been there for 30 years.

The overall structure of the Vietnamerica is collection of mini-memories contained in a larger one, G. So they adopted my father and my aunt.

Vietnamerica: A Family’s Journey

By Winyan Soo Rtan. One sligh Really beautiful personal story about the creator’s family’s history in Vietnam. My grandparents – MY Grandparents – picked my Dad and aunt up from the side of the road and took them into the police.

I asked Mom what was wrong with these men. Engaging, challenging, and disturbing, Tran’s family memoir belongs in all public and academic libraries Week 2 Read Comic Strip.

Cohesive Fragments: GB Tran’s Graphic Memoir Vietnamerica: A Family’s Journey

But my decades of disinterest inadvertently provided them a glimmer of hope – that someday I’d want to learn. I think if I’d noticed the cast of characters on the end papers before I finished the book that would have helped, and maybe the author honestly didn’t know the exact dates in many cases, but I had some trouble wayfinding.


And I think Tran’s book helped me find some closure — it asks the questions I’ve wanted to ask. I feel like most immigrants go through the same type of arc as Tran in one variation or another — as kids, we don’t think much about where our parents came from.

Not only was the story intriguing but his page compositions were inventive and well-designed. But the delay was also due to the fact that Tran inserts so many hidden images into his drawings that you cannot take a single panel at face value. I highly recommend this book tfan everyone and the illustrations are absolutely beautiful. Week 5 Read Comic Strip.

The vietnakerica affliction was one of the many nuances that pad his book.

Oct 15, Claudia rated it liked it Shelves: New Orleans After the Deluge. I though the illustrations were outstanding, but the layout and the story often made it difficult to follow what was happening. There is no doubt that GB is an artist because he is able to provide the reader with ivetnamerica ideas without words. A good glimpse at the impact of an exodus from Vietnam to America.