Empowering Vietnamese American Literature

The Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN) believes that the stories and aesthetics of a thriving Vietnamese diaspora can unite our global community. Our mission is to celebrate and foster diasporic Vietnamese literary voices. DVAN presents nonfiction, fiction, and poetry to empower Vietnamese artists in the diaspora and to promote 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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In the Diaspora: January 2021

Socio-cultural, literary, and political news and events relating to the Vietnamese diaspora and to Việt Nam.

Book Review: Vietnam by Max Hastings

"Touted as a soldier’s book for soldiers, 'Vietnam' delivers strong military storytelling with narratives focused at the grassroots level while also bringing the stories of people at ground zero from all sides of the Vietnam conflict to light in all of its grueling, limb-wrenching, and heart-breaking detail."

Tranquility: Trang T. Lê in Conversation with Isabelle Thuy Pelaud

"With every painting, I struggle. I struggle with the composition and color, like how I struggle with life.  As I am working on it, through it, I heal."

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