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OUT OF THE MARGINS :: Bao Nguyen

We feature fiction by a young and upcoming writer, Bao Nguyen, for this month’s Out of the Margins. More than …(read more)

Ahistorical and Deluded, with Fireworks

diaCRITIC Linh Dinh writes on the necessity of reexamining our accepted historical narratives. The Dinh Dynasty lasted only 12 years and …(read more)

OUT OF THE MARGINS :: Adrienne Minh-Chau Le

Adrienne Minh-Chau Le’s “Letter To My Refugee Mom” is what the title suggests it is – a straightforward, sincere, moving …(read more)

The Unquiet Daughter

Danielle Flood’s memoir, The Unquiet Daughter, will be released on September 1, 2016.  ABOUT THE BOOK Danielle Flood, a journalist born …(read more)

Viet Thanh Nguyen: The Immigrant’s Fate Is Everyone’s

diaCRITICS editor Viet Thanh Nguyen writes on the rigidity of defined borders and recognizing the importance of immigrants in America’s history. This …(read more)

OUT OF THE MARGINS: Trinh Mai – Pt. 1 :: We Are Here

We delve further into the intersection of the visual and storytelling/narrative-making with our late-June post of two collage art series by Trinh …(read more)

Andrew Lam’s April 30th Speech

diaCRITIC Andrew Lam gave this speech in 2014 at a high school where students raised funds to help flood victims …(read more)

Searching for Saigon’s Wartime Beat

Sheila Ngọc Pham recounts discovering her mother’s past as a singer in Hoa Tình Thương (The Love Flowers), an entertainment troupe …(read more)

Eric Nguyen Reviews ‘The Given World’ by Marian Palaia

diaCRITIC Eric Nguyen reviews Marian Palaia’s debut novel, The Given World. Palaia tells the story of Riley, an American expat in …(read more)

Images of America: Vietnamese in Orange County

Images of America: Vietnamese in Orange County shows how the Vietnamese community has impacted the social, cultural, economic, and political …(read more)

From 1960s Saigon to 1975 London: Marcelino Truong’s Graphic Novels

Nora A. Taylor reviews Vietnamese-French illustrator Marcelino Truong’s graphic novels, including Une si jolie petite guerre, which brings to life 1960s …(read more)

Queer Vietnameseness Documentary Screening

Filmmaker and USC alumn Quyên Nguyen-Le has followed the lives of three Vietnamese Americans over the span of one year in …(read more)

OUT OF THE MARGINS: Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer

We begin the new year 2016 by featuring the first chapter of Viet Thanh Nguyen‘s acclaimed debut novel, The Sympathizer, whose narrator …(read more)