Empowering Vietnamese American Literature and Culture

The Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN) believes that the stories and creativity of a thriving Vietnamese diaspora can connect our global community. Our mission is to celebrate and foster diasporic Vietnamese literary voices. DVAN promotes nonfiction, fiction, and poetry to empower Vietnamese artists in the diaspora and to inspire understanding and dialogue within our community, and with others. Our complex and diverse stories must be championed and passed on to current and future generations. We are refugees, immigrants, survivors, and descendants, and our stories must be heard.

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She Who Has No Master(s)


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In the Diaspora: July 2021

News from Việt Nam ►Vietnam reports 7,500 victims of human trafficking in 2010-2021 ►As bad debt climbs, rough collection tactics spell trouble in Vietnam ►Vietnam looks to...

Say My Name

Of course, like any other nation, the U.S. has problems. One of which is racism.

Book Review: The Beginning of Water

Tran Le Khanh’s poetry amazes with what it achieves in the space of four lines.

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