Intergenerational

An Interview with A Nationalist: Nguyễn Công Luận

diaCRITIC Zora Mai Quỳnh interviews Nguyễn Công Luận, a veteran of the Republic of Việt Nam (ARVN) army. Quỳnh recently reviewed his memoir, “Nationalist in the Việt Nam Wars: Memoirs of a Victim Turned Soldier”. In January of this year, 2017, Nguyễn Công Luận passed away unexpectantly from a heart attack. Though frail and weakened by Parkinsons in his later …(read more)

Zora Mai Quỳnh Reviews “Nationalist in the Việt Nam Wars”

diaCRITIC Zora Mai Quỳnh reviews Nguyễn Công Luận’s memoir, “Nationalist in the Việt Nam Wars: Memoirs of a Victim Turned …(read more)

Eric Nguyen Reviews Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith’s ‘The Land South of the Clouds’

diaCRITIC Eric Nguyen reviews The Land South of the Clouds, Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith’s newest fiction novel. Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith …(read more)

Martin Luther King, Jr., on Vietnam—and Today

Martin Luther King, Jr., is best known for his speech “I Have a Dream.” Relatively few people know of his …(read more)

OUT OF THE MARGINS :: Rachel Dinh

We start off 2017 — and Year #2 of OUT OF THE MARGINS (!) — with emerging writer Rachel Dinh’s …(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)

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)

Voices of Vietnam

Voices of Vietnam recently launched their new website focusing on raising awareness about the assaults committed by South Korean soldiers during …(read more)

Interview with Linh Dinh: Poetry, Politics, and “Postcards”

Tahseen Alkhateeb interviews American poet and diaCRITIC Linh Dinh. This interview was originally published in Arabic in Al Arab, a …(read more)

BÀN VỀ VIỆC LÀ/ KHÔNG LÀ NGƯỜI VIỆT NAM

“Là người Việt Nam” nghĩa là gì? Tổng Biên Tập trang diaCRITICS Nguyễn Thanh Việt cho rằng có lẽ đã …(read more)

Paisley Rekdal và chuyện ‘Cơn thịnh nộ của con lai’ ở Hà Nội, Việt Nam

diaCRITICS thỉnh thoảng đăng những blog khách mời. Bài viết về Cơn thịnh nộ của con lai được đăng nguyên gốc …(read more)

Homelessness? Or a Kind of Freedom?

The narrative surrounding diaspora usually depicts the painful loss of one’s identity and homeland. Audrey Chin, author of As The Heart …(read more)

Hoai Huong Tran’s The End of the Road

Hoai Huong journeys to northern Vietnam to search for her father’s half-brother. In the process of tracing his footsteps, she …(read more)