Sinxay mentioned by President Obama

During President Obama’s address to the nation of Laos, he did a great shoutout to the epic of Sinxay. He had many possible Southeast Asian examples to cite, including Phra Lak Phra Lam, Xieng Mieng, or Phadaeng Nang Ai.
As others note, the Sinxay epic was an apt choice as an epic of reconciliation following a great conflict that remains as timeless today as when it was first written centuries ago. You can read a fine English adaptation of the tale at by the Whittleseys, and several versions are also available at Dokked Publishing in Laos. We look forward to more interest growing in the traditional Lao myths and legends in the years ahead!

About Laomagination Media

Focused on a mission to develop a body of multicultural, multimedia resources that meets the needs of Lao Americans and their friends and families interested in the speculative arts, whether it’s science fiction, fantasy, horror or other artistic genres engaging the Lao imagination and heritage.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s