Giang in the old Prague District, Warsaw
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"Giang in the old Prague District, Warsaw" - by Zula R.
Edition of 8 + 2 AP
29.7 x 42cm
Giang is 22 years old and was born in Warsaw. He didn’t go to the Vietnamese language school in Warsaw because his parents taught me the language. With his sister he prefers to speak in Polish, but his parents insist on speaking Vietnamese at home. He says that “I only experienced Polish culture in school, and I don’t feel like know it as well as I would like to. When I was younger kids used to laugh at me and pretended, I was Chinese and make nasty remarks.” As a child, he used to go to Vietnam, but hasn’t been for ten years. He feels there is too much pressure and expectations from his Vietnamese family: “There are all of these cultural rules that you are expected to know, and I haven’t learnt them. I don’t know where I would like to live in the future, but Poland feels like home.”
In the background is visible Mr. Korczyński, the Vice-Chairman of the SDRN (National Assembly), who bids farewell to the chief of the Vietnamese delegation from Hanoi, Dr Tran Duy Hung, in Gdańsk train station.