People take pride in the food they eat, and ethnic communities especially form and retain their identities around their traditional cuisines. What’s Italian without pasta? Or Thai without their Tom Yum Goong? For the Vietnamese,…View More War Over “Authentic” Vietnamese Cuisine
Many leaders of the East who fought to decolonize their countries from Western authoritarian rule were also educated in the West. Upon returning home, they became trapped in a mental rift – they owed their…View More Story Revisits Vietnamese Revenge Plot of 1908
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Kim Thuy’s fourth novel continues the author’s style of recalling her own journey to Canada and crossing linguistic and cultural boundaries. “I don’t mind at all being considered as migrant literature, Asian literature, Canadian literature,…View More Journey Back to Vietnam Becomes Universal Story
Haquyen Nguyen remembers that fateful moment 40 years ago as if it happened yesterday. As a teenager in South Vietnam, she sat with her family around the radio when president Duong Van Minh dropped the…View More Land of Hope and Freedom: Vietnamese Canadians Remember Arrival After 40 Years
Most North Americans, at least of a certain age, identify the fall of Saigon in April, 1975, with the news footage of Americans being evacuated from the roof of the United States embassy by chopper as North…View More Is the Divisive Bill on Vietnamese Refugees All About the Election?