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, http://dvanonline.org/
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.