diaCRITICIZE is the periodic editors' note or guest editorial. Here, Nguyen Qui Duc reflects on some legacies of war: "The war’s over. I am so glad. I can go back to sleep. I haven’t been able to for most of April…"
I first stumbled upon Thao Nguyen three years ago. I was immediately in awe of her smokey infectious voice, well crafted lyrics, and beaming stage presence. It was inspiring for me to see a Vietnamese singer songwriter make music on her own terms.
diaCRITICS is a blog that showcases voices and stories from writers, artists and culture-makers of the Vietnamese and Southeast Asian diaspora on and from all shores. We publish poetry, fiction, essays, reviews, visual art, and more. Our founding editor and publisher is Viet Thanh Nguyen. diaCRITICS is a project of the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN).