PROJECT 02

TITLE/  陶小媚「擘裂」。Đào Tiểu -My "CREVICES"

DATE/  2017

CITY/  高雄市 Kaohsiung

 

中文翻譯版收錄在2016移民工文學獎作品集,四方文創出版。

或是線上閱讀 (獨立評論

  • READER PART I
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  • 陶小媚 Đào Tiểu -My
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  • READER PART II
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  • 陶小媚 Đào Tiểu -My
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陶小媚來自越南,目前在桃園女子監獄服刑中。認識小媚的原因是她深入人心的文學作品「擘裂」,同樣收錄在「2016移民工文學獎」。為什麼在監獄服刑的原因,也與她寫作的主題有關;2008年陶小媚因為「越南新娘」嫁來台灣,「越南新娘」是一種跨國婚姻媒合產業,以買賣和經濟的前提下,讓越南女子嫁來台灣,但陶小媚來到台灣前已懷孕,來到台灣後又種種不適應,使她有製造火災好被夫家送回越南的想法,但最終不幸造成夫家二位親人葬生火窟的慘劇。在她服刑期間,小媚透過文字娓娓道出種下大錯和現在服刑的心路歷程,完成了作品「擘裂」。


用網路搜尋她的中文名字,輕易就能發現台灣主流媒體對該事件的淺碟思考和煽動;「珠胎暗結」、「假裝清純」是它們使用的標籤化形容詞,在我認為,陶小媚的事件是當代的鏡子,映照出了被忽略社會階級的罪與罰。除此之外,「擘裂」感人的是,她對犯錯悔恨的誠實與坦然,「擘裂」讓我反思,即使沒有真的放火,也曾因為衝動、利益而傷害了許多人,是否也有勇氣承擔和面對後果。

Đào Tiểu My, Vietnamese author of the awarded literature work Crevices (Rạn Vỡ) in 2016 Taiwan Literature Award for Migrants (TLAM), is currently serving her time in Taoyuan Women’s Prison. The reasons for her coming to Taiwan and the entire process of her being landed in prison were weaved into words, telling a heartbreaking story of a young woman who stepped into the road of international marriage industry. She was pregnant before being married to her Taiwanese husband in 2008, which further complicated her situation in the family she married to in conjunction with a multitude of misconceived cultural differences. Hoping to break up the arranged marriage and be sent back to her homeland Vietnam, Đào Tiểu My designedly set the house on fire to enact the plot of an ill-omened bride, only to find out dismally that the fire then turned uncontrollably and violently claimed the lives of two relatives from the husband’s family. 

 

Running a quick search by her name on the internet has clearly exposed the mainstream media bias about international marriage and immigrants with criminal convictions, where labeling and incitements had flooded all over. But, in my opinion, this incident of Đào Tiểu My is exactly the contemporary adaption of crime and punishment, revealing the situations and dilemmas of this neglected social class in our society. 

 

Word by word, falling into place, Đào Tiểu My’s life stories unfolded before the eyes of readers through her written work Crevices. She had looked into her regrettable mistake with great courage and was opened and frank about her remorse, which had led me looking inwardly to rethink and reflect on my own integrity when it comes to shoulder responsibilities of causing harm and loss to others. 

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