Yearly Archives: 2020

Không Chỉ Là Một Câu Chuyện Trở Về Lại Việt Nam

Don Wallace bình luận tiểu thuyết Lửa Hè của tác giả Thuy Da Lam.
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In the Diaspora: March 2020

Socio-cultural, literary, and political news and events relating to Việt Nam and to the Vietnamese diaspora. ■ News from the Diaspora ■ ►San Jose: Fear lingers...

The ‘Nha’ in a Name

I hurriedly wrote an Op-ed for the newspaper I work for. “Please, Mr. Zemmour, leave our first names alone.” By this “us” I meant all people who happen, like me, to have first names which point to their (non-French) origins. I even alluded to the fact that I had proudly given my daughters, who are Eurasian, Vietnamese first names. I was insulted on Twitter and on Facebook.

“WE COULD WRITE FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES AND IT WOULD BE TWO...

"The tears are built-in to our war stories. Humor provides a back door to sadness that allows for a more gentle, and perhaps deeper, absorption of the story. That doesn't mean I in anyway try to lessen the horror in the story."

Retelling Memory: Artist Profile of Ann Le

"I am creating a fiction / non-fiction of events that have occurred in our history. Memory is slippery."

An Honest Story: A Conversation with the Creators of “So Lucky”

"But So Lucky is not a diagnosis. I think it’s inaccurate (and can potentially lead to harmful racial stereotyping) to say that our families are the cause of our mental health issues. I think it’s something more complex than that, something spanning over generations and seas. I wanted to create a space, not to point fingers, but to talk about all of it."