Literature

Sheila Ngoc Pham's essay gives an encompassing look at graphic novels by diasporic Vietnamese comic artists—Thi Bui, GB Tran, Marcelino Truong, Clement Baloup—from different countries: "All of these works span the turbulent last century of Vietnamese history, and are complementary as well as overlapping. Beginning with life under French colonial administration and the struggle for independence, right through to life during the war and thereafter—when we became refugees, migrants, transnationals, travelers."
I live in a three-bedroom house with my mom and dad and little sister Michelle. We have the corner bedroom because my mom can’t sleep. Down the hall, the biggest bedroom goes to my uncle and aunt because they have three sons. The smallest room goes to my aunt Kim because it’s only her and Sophia and Marcel who don’t have a dad.
From June 5-11, 2018, the Djerassi Artists Program partnered with the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN) to host a private writing retreat and "dialogues across borders" project involving ten writers, from four different continents, plus three "dialogues" moderators. The writers were given time and space to work on individual...
On June 9, 2018, the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN), in partnership with the Djerassi Resident Artists Program and San Jose Museum of Art, hosted a ten-writer, three-panel discussions event, Creative Minds: Vietnamese Writers of the Diaspora. The event took place at the San Jose Museum of Art, to a sold-out audience.
In this diaCRITICS interview Dao Strom speaks with Minh Bui Jones, editor of the Mekong Review, a quarterly print magazine that features reviews, cultural essays, and literature from and of Southeast Asia. In an increasingly digitized and digitizing era, Mekong Review is a unique and driven enterprise, citing a commitment...
Contributing writer Jade Hidle reflects on the role of reading in her own childhood, and speaks to Bao Phi and Thi Bui about their Caldecott Honor illustrated children's book, A Different Pond.  When I was a young reader, books served a specific function in the relationship between my single mother...