Please join us for an insightful lecture presented by Thi Bui.
Thi Bui was born in Vietnam three months before the end of the Vietnam War, and came to the United States in 1978. Her debut graphic memoir, The Best We Could Do (Abrams ComicArts, 2017), has been selected as UCLA’s Common Book for 2017, a National Book Critics Circle finalist in autobiography, an Eisner Award finalist in Reality Based Comics, and made Bill Gates’s top five favorite books of 2017… Read More
This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves… Read More
Offered in conjunction with “Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965–1975”, this study day “teach-in” will feature talks by prominent artists and leading scholars, as well as performances, small-group dialogues, and art activations… Read More
Thi Bui is the author of our first-year summer reading selection, The Best We Could Do. She will offer a lecture on September 24th, and there will be opportunities for students and others on campus to engage with the speaker… Read More
Celebrated writer and illustrator, Thi Bui will visit Century College on Thursday, September 12th to present her illustrated memoir—The Best We Could Do… Read More