December 2015 News and Events

What happened in December 2015: socio-cultural, literary, and political news and events relating to Vietnam and to the Vietnamese diaspora. [Note: Comments (in brackets “[ ]”) are the opinion of the poster and does not reflect the view of diaCRITICS]

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Viet Kieu in the news

rsz_hieuPoet Hieu Minh Nguyen challenges white supremacy in “White Boy Time Machine: Instruction Manual.”

rsz_minh_uong• Artist Minh Uong‘s account of his escape from Vietnam is published in the New York Times.


• Last year not only marked the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War– but also the beginning of the Vietnamese nail industry.



Viet Thanh Nguyen‘s The Sympathizer wins the 2016 ALA Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.



News about Viet Nam

rsz_divide• The legacy of the Vietnam War has resulted in fewer job prospects for children of US Allies and more favors for those with past Communist ties.

Special thanks to Viet Thanh Nguyen for providing these news items.

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