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Lao Legends

About the Book

For every $100 donation to Legacies of War, Suzette Gabriel-Schoebitz, a long-term Legacies champion and Board Member Emeritus has donated a "Lao Legends," a collection of magnificent Lao tales traditionally passed down orally, now particularly well captured on paper by Somsanouk Mixay and deliciously illustrated by Fleur Brofos-Asmussen. Donate here

About the Author

Somsanouk Mixay

Somsanouk Mixay

A notable publisher and media pioneer, Somsanouk Mixay was also a respected patron of the arts and a leader in literature. He founded the Vientiane Times in April 1994 alongside former editors-in-chief, Mr. Savankhone Razmountry and Mr. Thongsavath Chansombath.

Mr. Somsanouk, who also founded French-language magazine, Le Rénovateur, in 1998, had been an advisor to Lao National Television and was on the board of directors of the Confederation of ASEAN Journalists.

Among his many accomplishments, Mr. Somsanouk had also been vice president of the Lao Writers’ Association, Chairman of the Board of Lao Fashion Week, former Vice President of the Lao Committee for Peace and Solidarity, and chairman of the Lao Handicrafts Association.

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