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With financial support from the Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme of the European Union

Fondi Otto per Mille della Chiesa Evangelica Valdese

With financial support by Society Integration Foundation (SIF)


“A story about a Vietnamese living in Latvia”, Cao Viet Nguyen

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This is a story about me, a Vietnamese who left his homeland in search of the meaning of life. My fate took me to Latvia, where I learned about art, love, patriotism and patience. I then left Latvia to make my dream come true – to become a comic artist, but eventually I returned. In this story, I talk about how I felt and what I did to be accepted into the society of a foreign country, and how I realized it was my duty to do something for this land.


My name is Cao Viet Nguyen and I am from Vietnam. I moved to Latvia in 2003 where I graduated from the Jan Rosental Art High School. I studied at the Art Academy in Riga where I specialized in comic art, digital art and character design. In my second year I quit school and I am now a freelance artist.

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