Monthly Archives: February 2015

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What does it mean to be Vietnamese? diaCRITICS editor Viet Thanh Nguyen says maybe it's time to ask another question. (diaCRITICIZE essay "on (not) being Vietnamese" translated into Vietnamese)

Rapper Nah Nguyen’s “Địt Mẹ Cộng Sản” (DMCS) or “Fuck Communism,” Part 1

A couple of years ago, diaCRITICS interviewed and reviewed Saigonese rapper Nah. The following letter by guest writer Lac Su, author of I Love...
The Sympathizer

Win a Copy of Viet Nguyen’s debut novel The Sympathizer

diaCRITICS editor Viet Thanh Nguyen's debut novel The Sympathizer is coming out in April. Win a free copy on Goodreads! Library Journal, in a starred...

As Oscars near, criticism mounts against Last Days in Vietnam

An official selection at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and winner of the audience award for best feature film at the Nantucket Film Festival,...

Lien Truong: Art Spaces – Nhà Sàn (Part 2)

diaCRITIC Lien Truong asked four influential contemporary art spaces in Vietnam to reflect on the previous year and pick an exhibition or event that had significant impact on their mission and creative cultural climate. This series of posts highlights events from Manzi Art Space and Nha San Collective in Hanoi, and Galerie Quynh and San Art in Ho Chi Minh City.

Myriam Dao and Phuong Tran Minh: Double Perspective on a Human Geography

The exhibition of Myriam Dao and Phuong Tran Minh, two Asian-European artists of different generations, presents some unknown aspects of History, from French Indochina to Vietnam, with its successive phases of occupation, colonization, decolonization and destructions.