Monthly Archives: November 2015

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Jade Hidle Reviews Quan Barry’s She Weeps Each Time You’re Born

diaCRITIC Jade Hidle reviews Quan Barry's fiction debut, She Weeps Each Time You're Born, a novel that merges together Vietnamese history, magical realism, and heaps of dream-like imagery.

Natalie Porter bình luận tác phẩm Sài Gòn vùng giáp ranh: Những câu chuyện...

Qua một góc nhìn mới mẻ về trải nghiệm đô thị hóa của cư dân ở rìa thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, tác giả Erik Harms khám phá những “giao lộ nhập nhằng” giữa sự hình thành của những không gian cụ thể và mang tính biểu tượng, với những quan niệm của người Việt Nam về không gian xã hội, về mối quan hệ giữa nông thôn và thành thị và về hai khái niệm “nội thành” và “ngoại thành.”

Out of the Margins – “Iowa” (An Essay)

In the late summer of 1995 I arrived in Iowa City via Greyhound bus, toting one backpack and a guitar I could barely play, and I quickly found a room to rent in a house on the outskirts of town. A big white farmhouse set at the edge of cornfields and soybean fields, as I was told by the farmer and his wife who owned it, had been moved from another location just a few miles away.

Tony Nguyen: A Chance for Truth in Little Saigon

Tony Nguyen, director of Enforcing the Silence, responds to criticism of FRONTLINE and ProPublica's new documentary investigating the murders of Vietnamese-American journalists, Terror in Little Saigon....

Unprotected by Assimilation: Lessons from the Case of Duy Ngo

When I began reading that a White House petition had collected 100,000 signatures — many of them reportedly Chinese names — in defense of Peter Liang, a cop who shot and killed an unarmed Black man during a patrol of a housing project in New York, I was perplexed. Why were so many Asian people defending an officer who wrongfully killed a Black man?
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In the Diaspora: October 2015

What happened in October 2015: socio-cultural, literary, and political news and events relating to Vietnam and to the Vietnamese diaspora. ") are the opinion...