Former journalist publishes book on her struggle with AO/Dioxin

(VNF) - The Tre (Youth) Publishing house on September 7 released an autobiography entitled “Duong Tran-Ngon lua khong bao gio tat” (Life - The everlasting fire) by author Tran To Nga, an Overseas Vietnamese (OVs) living in France.

(VNF) - The Tre (Youth) Publishing house on September 7 released an autobiography entitled “Duong Tran-Ngon lua khong bao gio tat” (Life - The everlasting fire) by author Tran To Nga, an Overseas Vietnamese (OVs) living in France.

Former journalist publishes book on her struggle with AO/Dioxin

Author Tran To Nga (source: Tuoi Tre News)

Nga’s 450-page autobiography is a full story of her own life, a former journalist of the Liberation News Agency (precursor of the Vietnam News Agency) who is victim of Agent Orange (AO).

Nga was working for the Liberation News Agency during the fiercest period of the war. In 1966 and later she lived in the herbicide hardest-hit areas including Cu Chi District in HCM City, Binh Long, and along the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

She later gave birth to three children, the eldest of which died of a heart disorder and the second one inherited a blood disease from her.

Nga herself suffers from numerous diseases as a consequence of her exposure to AO, many of which have been recognised by the US government as associated with the toxic chemical.

Former journalist publishes book on her struggle with AO/Dioxin

Author Tran To Nga (centre) speaking at the event. (Photo: thethaovanhoa.vn)

In May 2009, she appeared at the International Peoples’ Tribunal of Conscience to be a witness for the prosecution against 37 US chemical companies, which manufactured AO/Dioxin chemicals to supply the use of US military during the Vietnam war.

Until today, Nga is still persistent in her journey of fighting for justice for AO victims in Vietnam, despite many obstacles.

Nga is also a proactive contributor in numerous charity events and was awarded the National Order of the Legion of Honor by the French government.

According to the author, the proceeds collected from the sale of the book will be used to sponsor the ongoing fight for justice of the Vietnamese AO/Dioxin victims./.

( Phi Yen )

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