Sài Gòn’s history, people in new book

Update: July, 29/2016 - 10:00
History for tomorrow: Cover of the book Sài Gòn – Không Phải Ngày Hôm Qua (Sài Gòn – For Tomorrow), a book on HCM City’s history and people, written by journalist Phúc Tiến.
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — A book on the history and people of Sài Gòn written by journalist Phúc Tiến was released this week.

The 320-page book, Sài Gòn – Không Phải Ngày Hôm Qua (Sài Gòn – For Tomorrow), consists of five chapters featuring historical events and development of HCM City through the eyes of the author, a native of the city.

Tiến includes 30 of his own stories to express his feelings and thoughts of Sài Gòn and its people.

The writer also presents more than 100 documentary photos which offer the readers an overview of the city’s life and society from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day.

Published by the Thế Giới (World) Publishing House, the book was issued by Phương Nam Book Company. It costs VNĐ268,000 (US$12).

An official book signing and introduction event will be held at the HCM City Pedestrian Book Street in District 1 on July 30, where the writer will share his memories and thoughts while writing the book.

Born in 1962, Tiến graduated from Petrus Ký High School (now Lê Hồng Phong High School), and the history faculty of the General University of HCM City (now HCM City University of Social Sciences and Humanities).

He studied journalism in Hungary and the UK, and worked as a reporter at Tuổi Trẻ (Youth) Newspaper, Saigon Times and FBNC TV channel.

Since 2000, he has been director of education and media group Vietnam Centre Point. — VNS