Reading the American-Vietnamese War, Part 1

A book review, and a website

I recently read Tatjana Soli’s The Lotus Eaters and wrote up a review, which you can see over at diaCritics, the blog for the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network, or DVAN. The diaCRITICS are also the group of people who run the site, and whose goal is to “promote artists from the Vietnamese Diaspora whose work in literature, visual art, film and performance art enriches our communities and strengthens ties between Vietnamese across the globe. We undertake to support this body of work through cultural events, exhibits and publications that explore connections between art and society.”

The diaCRITICS blog features great posts covering all aspects of Vietnamese art, culture and more, and you don’t have to be Vietnamese to appreciate their work. It is a great resource for those seeking to know more about all things Vietnamese, both in the country and in the diaspora.

If you read something on the site, be sure to leave feedback in the form of a comment, or simply by rating the post, and do share with friends on Twitter or Facebook, as this will help to give them more exposure. In this way, you can help to promote the work of Vietnamese artists around the world.

You can learn more about DVAN at their website,

If you’ve read The Lotus Eaters, do click the link to read  my review, and leave a comment about what you thought of the book, or take the time to answer some of the great questions posed by the diaCRITICS at the end of the article.

Stay tuned for Reading the American-Vietnamese War, part 2, in which I will further explore some of what I came across while looking for info about combat photographers.

About Chris Galvin

Chris Galvin is a Canadian writer, editor and photographer dividing her time between Canada and Viet Nam. Her essay Flood Season was a finalist for the 2012 Best of the Net prize, and Discovering Hến Rice in Central Việt Nam won third place (shared) and a Readers’ Choice Award in the 2015 I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and literary journals, including Descant, Asian Cha, PRISM International, Room, and others. She has written in Vietnamese and English for Vietnam Tourism Review/Kham Pha Du Lich Vietnam Magazine, Travellive, and Du Lich Giai Tri. Chris is currently looking for a home for her recently completed manuscript, Breakfast Under the Bodhi Tree, a book about living, eating, and tour-guiding in Viet Nam.
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