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Editor’s Note: Our Accidental Hiatus

Dear subscribers and readers, Perhaps you noticed that diaCRITICS didn't publish anything from May 9th until early this month. Well, we did publish several articles, but you may not have received notification of them, because...

JORA TRANG WINS IN OUR SUBSCRIBER DRIVE!

JORA TRANG WINS IN OUR SUBSCRIBER DRIVE! diaCRITICS wants to add 100 new subscribers! The 5th, 40th, 75th, and 100th subscribers (and those who referred them) get their pick of prizes. Jora Trang is our 5th subscriber. She...

Subscriber Drive! Win First Edition of The Sympathizer

It’s time for our third subscriber drive. We’re looking for 100 new subscribers for diaCRITICS, and we’ll be giving away a signed first edition of The Sympathizer, diaCRITICS' editor Viet Thanh Nguyen's new novel, which Publishers Weekly...
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BÀN VỀ VIỆC LÀ/ KHÔNG LÀ NGƯỜI VIỆT NAM

What does it mean to be Vietnamese? diaCRITICS editor Viet Thanh Nguyen says maybe it's time to ask another question. (diaCRITICIZE essay "on (not) being Vietnamese" translated into Vietnamese)

Win a Copy of Viet Nguyen’s debut novel The Sympathizer

diaCRITICS editor Viet Thanh Nguyen's debut novel The Sympathizer is coming out in April. Win a free copy on Goodreads! Library Journal, in a starred review, describes The Sympathizer as “breathtakingly cynical,” “powerful, thought-provoking work,” “hard...

diaCRITICIZE: On Ferguson

I rarely talk about politics over the holidays, but I had a heated conversation over Thanksgiving dinner about Ferguson with an in-law (a southern white man of libertarian convictions, pro-responsibility but also anti-cop, would never consider himself racist, especially as he is partnered with a Vietnamese woman and the father figure for her sons)...