Literature

Reviewed by Christoph Giebel. Andreas Margara’s book on the ways in which the Second Indochina War, or the American war in Việt Nam, is remembered in contemporary, reform/Đổi Mới-era Việt Nam leaves me of two minds.
This is a conversation interview conducted by Dao Strom, new editor of diaCRITICS, with Viet Thanh Nguyen, author, founder and publisher of diaCRITICS.
diaCRITIC Zora Mai Quỳnh reviews Nguyễn Công Luận’s memoir, "Nationalist in the Việt Nam Wars: Memoirs of a Victim Turned Soldier". Each page of Major Nguyễn Công Luận’s memoir, which is forthcoming in Vietnamese in January of 2018, “Nationalist in the Việt Nam Wars,” was penned with his desire, driven...
diaCRITIC Eric Nguyen reviews The Land South of the Clouds, Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith’s newest fiction novel. Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith returns to familiar territory in his second book, The Land South of the Clouds. Readers of his previous book, The Land Baron’s Sun, will be acquainted with many of the...
Reviewed by Karín Aguilar-San Juan. In Body Counts, Professor Yen Le Espiritu accomplishes the task of a lifetime: to put her own life into sociological and historical context without making herself the center of the story. Using the intellectual frame of “critical refugee studies” this book examines the Vietnam War from a Vietnamese refugee perspective.
diaCRITIC Eric Nguyen reviews Phong Nguyen's newest book, The Adventures of Joe Harper. On the first page of his manuscript of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain wrote what could be seen as an outline, moving his beloved character from a small town boyhood to a life abroad and ultimately...