Monthly Archives: October, 2018

Artist Profile: Nguyen Tran

A profile of Chicago-based graphic artist and illustrator, Nguyen Tran. Artist Statement: "Be ready. Be humble. Be kind to others."

Viet Film Fest 2018 Showcases Diversity in the Diaspora

The films reflect the diverse lives of Vietnamese across the world, an aspect of the film festival that has become the event’s signature. This year more than fifty percent of films selected for the three-day festival were either directed or produced by women, according to the fest’s press release.

Viet Thanh Nguyen: The Immigrant’s Fate Is Everyone’s

diaCRITICS editor Viet Thanh Nguyen writes on the rigidity of defined borders and recognizing the importance of immigrants in America's history: "I am an immigrant. I am also a human being, an American, a Vietnamese, an Asian and a refugee. I do not have to choose among these identities, despite those who would insist that I do."

A Rejected “Travelogue” of Singapore, the Philippines, and Vietnam

An art critique essay by Monique Truong: "All journeys are composite acts of the imagination. Our traveling companions are myths, fantasies, History as we have learned it, and other compelling fictions, such as the idea of the self…"

THIS IS FOR MẸ: She Was The One

She was the one who had it all – two nail salons, a home in the wine country, trips back to Vietnam, elaborate house parties with all her friends, but then she couldn’t stop obsessing about her body.

Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network 2018 Fundraiser

Please support DVAN's Fall/Winter 2018 fundraiser. You can help by donating, spreading the word, sharing on social media, and telling your friends and families. Now is a crucial time, in this country and throughout the world, to hear and support underrepresented voices.

THIS IS FOR MẸ: I Speak in Silence

In this first cross-posting of this is for mẹ, founder and diaCRITICS contributing editor, Jess Boyd, plays with the words that play with her, discussing the power and pull of what is suppressed and expressed.

Hunger: A Story by Angie Chau

I live in a three-bedroom house with my mom and dad and little sister Michelle. We have the corner bedroom because my mom can’t sleep. Down the hall, the biggest bedroom goes to my uncle and aunt because they have three sons. The smallest room goes to my aunt Kim because it’s only her and Sophia and Marcel who don’t have a dad.

Book Review of Diana Khoi Nguyen’s Ghost Of

To what extent do war and separation and loss shadow us? How do we navigate erasure? Can we shape grief and healing with words, images, emptiness, and space? Diana Khoi Nguyen explores these questions and more in her remarkable book of poetry, Ghost Of.

diaCRITICS News & Events: October 15, 2018

■ News from the Diaspora ■ Minh Nguyen awarded for fighting mental health stigma Woman Accused Of Vandalizing Buddhist Statues Charged With Hate Crime ■ News from...