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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | the discovery of my glorious death. (227)

I was born 1971, Phu Nhuan, Saigon, Vietnam. My family and I were a part of the first exodus of boat people after the Vietnam war. In March 1981, we settled in Sydney, Australia. I graduated with a bachelor of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney. I have been translating Vietnamese literature for the past five years in my search to better understand my mother’s language and culture. My translations have been shared through blogging over the past year. I am still a registered pharmacist practicing in Western Sydney. I hope to continue translating, and continue to share Vietnamese art and literature, beyond borders on SONGNGUTAITRAM.
(July 2021)

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

Càng xa nhà là càng
ngọt ngào biết bao con đường về
sự khám phá của cái chết vinh quang của ta.
The further from home
the sweeter is the return
the discovery of my glorious death.

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

There's magic in translating a body of work from one language to another.

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