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On Writing Vietnamese in English: Vi Khi Nao on “Between the Covers”

‘…Vietnamese is a very poetic language, it’s incredibly beautiful. It’s so tender…’ What does one’s language sound like when it is expressed in another language that is not the first language? Can one language be spoken via the words and sounds of another? And how does the hidden language exist (persist) inside (or despite) the holding language? How does the …(read more)

Reviews of A History of the Vietnamese & Sources of Vietnamese Tradition

Tuan Hoang reviews K.W. Taylor, A History of the Vietnamese (Cambridge University Press, 2013); and George E. Dutton, Jayne S. …(read more)

Eric Nguyen Reviews ‘Dragonfish’ by Vu Tran

Eric Nguyen reviews Vu Tran’s newest work, Dragonfish, a satisfyingly thrilling crime novel which challenges the way that the assimilated refugee’s story …(read more)

Eric Nguyen’s Review of ‘Lotusland’ by David Joiner

Eric Nguyen gives a review of David Joiner’s Lotusland, which tells the story of Nathan Monroe, a young American writer living in …(read more)

Editor’s Note: Our Accidental Hiatus

Dear subscribers and readers, Perhaps you noticed that diaCRITICS didn’t publish anything from May 9th until early this month. Well, …(read more)

Non-profit I Am Vietnamese Anthology Launches e-book and Kickstarter!

  Non-Profit I Am Vietnamese anthology launches a free ebook and a kickstarter campaign for the print edition. HOUSTON, TEXAS …(read more)

Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network Annual Holiday Party!!

Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network Presents Viet Thanh Nguyen’s debut novel The Sympathizer Saturday, December 13, 2014, at 6:00 PM Intersection for …(read more)

October 2014 News and Events Updates

What happened in October 2014: Socio-cultural, literary, and political news and events relating to Viet nam and to the Vietnamese …(read more)

Top Five Most Critical of June 2014

IT’S HERE! THE TOP FIVE MOST READ POSTS OF JUNE ON DIACRITICS! READ YOUR FAVORITES AGAIN OR DISCOVER SOMETHING YOU’VE …(read more)

Top Five Most Critical of December

It’s here! The Top Five most read posts of December on diaCRITICS! Read your favorites again or discover something you’ve …(read more)

December 2013 News and Events Updates

What happened in December 2013: news and events relating to Vietnamese at home and in the diaspora. It’s time for …(read more)

November 2013 News and Events Updates

What happened in November 2013: news and events relating to Vietnamese at home and in the diaspora. It’s time for …(read more)

Top Five Most Critical of October

It’s here! The Top Five most read posts of October on diaCRITICS! Read your favorites again or discover something you’ve …(read more)