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April 30

diaCRITICS editor Viet Thanh Nguyen offers some thoughts on April 30: "Today is what many Vietnamese in the diaspora call "Black April." For them it is the anniversary of the Fall of Saigon. I understand their feelings. I grew up in a Vietnamese community in San Jose, and I absorbed their memories and their unspoken trauma."

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