PANO – A set of books, in three volumes, has been compiled from thousands of drafts, which writer Phan Tu (his real name “Le Kham”) wrote during wartime. It was brought to light by the Literature Publishing House under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on July 26th.
Phan Tu's sister is reading his writings
These books tell stories about the people’s and soldiers’ lives as well as the fierce battles on battlefields in Quang Nam, Military Zone 5 and along the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
The books also narrate the hardship that writer Phan Tu experienced during the war. Like a warrior, he had to write under fire and bombardment without food to eat and even having to work sometimes in darkness, which has resulted in his eyes becoming seriously myopic.
In addition, he was a victim of agent orange/dioxin so he had to face to various diseases caused by this deadly toxic agent for 15 years in his life.
According to the publisher, in the first edition, 500 copies will be published and they will be mainly donated to libraries nationwide and are not for sale.
Translated by Nguyen Thao