two statements by Anne Dao

The French colonization of Viêt Nam was her big forbidden dream and long-distance, full-scale fantasy ; it lasted the time of a tempting then forsaken civilizational taboo ; now bitterly and dearly, almost tenderly remembered.



Europe is now dead and burried, but who knows if it might relive one day and walk on Earth again ; dreams of renewed dominance are pointing through the polls and minds accross the lagged-behind Old Continent ; spirits are away but somehow always come back.



Anne Dao holds a Master of Arts in Philosophy Summa Cum Laude and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Strasbourg, France. She is a philosopher, a writer and an quadrilingual literary translator (English-French-Mandarin Chinese-Vietnamese).

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