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History Revealed: Dejsiab

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Dejsiab: From My Liver to Yours
with Mai Neng Vang

History Revealed Series
Thursday, June 9, 2022, 7:00 pm

In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library & Roseville Library
Live presentation on Zoom
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“Dejsiab: From My Liver to Yours” is a one of a kind poetry book that explores colonialism, patriarchy, hope, and healing through a critical Hmong womxn’s lens. Author Mai Neng Vang will share her poems and process.

“Through the years, I’ve come to realize that healing is not a linear process – there are no definitive steps to take before one can say they have healed from their traumas. More than this, healing looks different for everyone, but regardless of how we heal or how long it takes us to heal, healing is so necessary for us to reconcile with the generations of trauma and hurt that our ancestors, mothers, sisters, aunties have endured…The poems found in this book are a series of love letters: love letters to who I was, from who I am, for who I will become. As a reader, you bear witness to the struggles, the joys, and the thoughts that I have as someone who is constantly becoming. In this way, we, too, are having a heart-to-heart throughout this book. I hope that you find relevance and solace in my words and are able to draw strength and dejsiab from these pages.” – Mai Neng Vang, Author.

Image: Front cover illustrated by: Peevxwm Lauj

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June 9
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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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