Monthly Archives: September 2019

“Me love you long time” Sticks Around For A Really Long Time

Vietnam War movies are all the rage, again. With this, there still isn't any evidence that they show Vietnamese people or specifically Vietnamese women as whole humans.

Book Review: Fire Summer

Fire Summer begins with the political intrigue of counterrevolution in Vietnam, but it is fundamentally a quest narrative full of detours and discoveries. In the world Lam creates, strong emotions change reality. Due to the love that binds the living and the dead, the dead remain vibrant.

THIS IS FOR MẸ: Thank You

In this excerpt of this is for mẹ, Terri Le navigates the complex and loving relationship that she has with her mother - the woman...
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News & Events: September 2019

Socio-cultural, literary, and political news and events relating to Việt Nam and to the Vietnamese diaspora. ■ News from the Diaspora ■ Allegations of Vietnam Interference...

Filling the Silence: Artist Profile of Joshua Nguyen

Perhaps, my writing comes from this hope that the stories I pass on will collide with the stories I create for myself and this will be enough of a legacy. A legacy that my family will be proud of. I am always trying to find parallels between me and the silence that plagues my family.

Oscar Wilde in Hanoi: Book Hunter’s Literary Community in Vietnam

I sympathize with Book Hunter and with the cause of cultural and artistic freedom that Hà Thủy Nguyên and Lê Duy Nam uphold. It seems that enhanced liberties in Vietnam should ultimately mesh well with current government policies for economic integration. After all, if a nation is open to business with other societies, it follows that everyone will also be exposed to different ways of thinking about the humanities, art, and literature.