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President Ho translation republished

Update: May, 14/2013 - 09:33

The famous Prison Diary written by late President Ho Chi Minh during the early 1940s was recently republished in Spanish by the Coleccion Sur de Ediones Union publishing house in Cuba.—Illustrative image.

LA HABANA (VNS)– The famous Prison Diary written by late President Ho Chi Minh during the early 1940s was recently republished in Spanish by the Coleccion Sur de Ediones Union publishing house in Cuba.

The work was translated into Spanish by Cuba's well-known late poet Felix Pita Rodriguez and made its debut in the country in 1960. It helped give Cuban readers an insight into President Ho Chi Minh's personality and Vietnamese culture.

Speaking at a ceremony to introduce the book held by the Cuban Book Institute last Saturday, Vietnamese Ambassador to Cuba Vu Chi Cong expressed his thanks to the institute for its introduction of this special work in the context that Viet Nam is celebrating the President's 123rd birthday anniversary, which falls on May 19.

He affirmed that the work acts as a cultural bridge and helps consolidate the two countries' traditional friendship.

The work is a collection of more than 100 poems written in Chinese characters during 12 months between 1942 and 1943 when Ho Chi Minh was imprisoned in China's Guangxi Province.

Over the past 50 years, the work has been translated into many foreign languages and become the inspiration for both domestic and international artists.-VNS


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