Obituary – help us find one? Though here is an image shared.
Cap’s Off to You Blog Post – posted November 5, 2021
Do you have memories of Wajuppa? Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sharing some memories:
I got to know Wajuppa 20 years ago when she was invited to perform in Singapore. She came across as a calm, gentle, warm soul, always caring for the university students she taught and championing for the revival of the language spoken in N.E. Thailand. She collected folktales from the elders around her area and when she organized the International Storytelling Festival, invited them to perform! She has mentored many, not just in Thailand but also in Bangladesh, South Korea, Vietnam and more. She was famous for lugging her rice cooker with organic rice grown by her relative to whichever storyteller event she attended and many of us have shared her breakfast, accompanied by delicious condiments with her! She will be sorely missed but never forgotten.
–details from Kiran Shah from Australian Storytelling Guild, NSW