Monthly Archives: November 2011

Lady Borton

The honorific "Bà" or "Lady" has been bestowed upon some of Vietnam's greatest women from warriors like Hai Bà Trưng and Bà Triệu to...

Reflections on the Vietnamese Ketchup, Rooster Brand Sriracha

diaCRITICS France coorespondant Ly Lan Dill starts thinking about the red sauce and about her identity as Vietnamese. A lovely piece on a super...

the stories of a girl (những câu chuyện của một cô gái)

DiaCRITIC Nhu Tien Lu Reports on girls and trafficking in Viet Nam. For the past three weeks, I’ve been living and working at Pacific Links’...

Thanhha Lai wins National Book Award

Thanhha Lai's Inside Out and Back Again won the National Book Award, one of the most prestigious literary awards in the United States. Inside Out and...

Michele Janette’s ‘My Viet’—A Review by Isabelle Thuy Pelaud

Two groundbreaking books on Vietnamese American literature released in one year!? Here DVAN founder Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, author of This Is All I Choose To Tell:...

Learn Vietnamese

For every reason to learn a language -let's just say Vietnamese for example-, there is a corresponding method.  Some learn for work, some learn...