Book Review: Afterland

Reviewed by: Do Nguyen Mai   As a poetry collection, Afterland demonstrates not only Mai Der Vang’s masterful use of imagery, but also a deep understanding of lyrical rhythms. Stylistically, Vang is similar yet distinct from other Southeast Asian American poets, demonstrating a shared stylistic preference for shorter pieces but capturing moments in the present tense. Unlike other Southeast Asian …(read more)

Troubling Borders: Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora

Art and lit lovers! You might recall our June 2011 fundraising efforts towards the publication of Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora: Troubling …(read more)

My Living, Yet Lost, Father

diaCRITICS is happy to reprint Kyanh Tonnu’s piece “My Living, Yet Lost, Father.” In elegant, reflective prose, Tonnu chronicles her …(read more)

Introducing ‘A Culinary Odyssey’ — An Interview with Andrew Pham

Remember Andrew Pham’s acclaimed memoirs Catfish and Mandala and The Eaves of Heaven? He’s back — this time with culinary memories. …(read more)

DVAN’s Holiday Fundraiser—Reckoning with a Tour de Force

A managing editor of diaCRITICS remembers, in writing and in photographs, the holiday fundraising party celebrating the release of Isabelle …(read more)

Mondega’s "For the People" – A Montagnard Hip-Hop Debut

At diaCRITICS, we center a cross-ethnic and transnational approach, as fifty-four ethnicities live within present-day Vietnam and as the Vietnamese …(read more)

Ho Down: Long March’s ‘Ho Chi Minh Trail Project’

  This entry is a snapshot of the Phnom Penh, Cambodia leg of the Ho Chi Minh Trail project, an …(read more)