Empowering Vietnamese American Literature and Culture

The Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN) celebrates and fosters diasporic Vietnamese literary voices. DVAN promotes nonfiction, fiction, and poetry to empower Vietnamese artists in the diaspora 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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Empowered Voices

THIS IS FOR MẸ: Measuring the Present Past

Anna Nguyen generously shares a recipe for đồ chua, straight from her mother's mouth, then lovingly prepared by her hands, before the flavours and...

In the Diaspora: November 2022

News from the Vietnamese Diaspora ►To Philly from Vietnam: ‘Immigrants should not be used as scapegoats’ News from Việt Nam ►18 Dogs Saved from Vietnam Slaughterhouse —...

Book Review: Pop Song by Larissa Pham

Pop Song is a beautiful work of criticism as it is a memoir, with Pham’s articulation of doubt, fear, and her attempts at love so raw and poignant.

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