Your Heroes Were His Villains

“Baba, your heroes were his villains,” I explained, before telling him that many members of Sydney’s Vietnamese community were still traumatised from the war.

Your Heroes Were His Villains

“Baba, your heroes were his villains,” I explained, before telling him that many members of Sydney’s Vietnamese community were still traumatised from the war.

Crossing Generational & Racial Lines (Part 3): “The conversations need to go there”

I'm not saying that our oppression is the same. It's not. It's not the same. But there's a way in which we need to talk about how they're different.

DVAN Staff Picks Reading List

The DVAN staff recommends some of their favorite reads by authors of the Vietnamese diaspora. This list includes traditional and experimental novels, a graphic novel memoir, and stories for children, written by authors ranging from the "1.5"-generation to contemporary emerging younger writers, writing in the U.S., Canada, and Australia.

as pretty as hanabi

Q: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A VIETNAMESE AMERICAN WRITER?

Crossing Generational & Racial Lines (Part 2): “Do you care about me?”

You have to go to the deep personal part, you don't have to do it on purpose. It doesn't have to happen every minute, but there has to be these moments where you settle.

An Open Letter: Atlanta – what exactly happened?

We demonstrate transnational solidarity with Asian American communities. With our political engagement and action, we want to raise awareness for and oppose anti-Asian racism.

Lifting a rose gold sun ~ a poem by Denise Hanh Huynh

Which Asian woman do you/blame for your choices now?

Crossing Generational & Racial Lines (Part 1): “Damn, like, who is this dude?”

But I think one of the things about trying to develop relationships between Asian Americans and African Americans is you have to get to some point of trust and mutual understanding about certain basics

I Know Where My Mother’s Masterpiece Lies ~ a poem by Marque-Lin

i could have been a painter.//she tells me, proud./but i chose freedom.

In the Diaspora: May 2021

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

The AĐERTY Keyboard, an Object of Correspondence

My father’s typewriter was both an object of transit and an object of passage, and looked like a real suitcase. One could easily imagine that he had arrived from his native Tonkin carrying his typewriter case elegantly as his only baggage.

Announcing Ink & Blood

The Diasporic Vietnamese Artist Network is thrilled to announce Ink & Blood, a new joint imprint focused on diasporic Vietnamese literature from DVAN and...

Please See Me ~ a poem by Jennifer Tran

The distance between America and Vietnam is 8,568 miles. The weight of your father’s burdens outweighs and overpowers anything you will ever experience.