New Voices in Vietnamese American Literature: A Conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen, Andrew Lam, and Aimee Phan
This interview was originally published on World Literature Today. Read the Vietnamese version here. There are also rappers
As a global phenomenon, the African diaspora began in the 1300s as Arabs captured and sold enslaved sub-Saharan humans from
Cuisine in exile is both a great celebration, and marked with particular nostalgia and sadness. For us it was it was the truest and surest connection, but also a constant reminder of our difficult exile.
Africans in the diaspora who return after several years hold similar expectations as African Americans. They too look forward
Constitutional amendments and recent reforms in intelligence and security in Algeria are indeed substantial, if not revolutionary.
Frederic Brenner does not think small. In 1996, he posed prominent Jews: Ed Koch, Roy Lichtenstein, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ruth Westheimer, among them, in a labyrinth on Ellis Island. For his Diaspora project, he traveled the world looking for Jews in unlikely locales.
No single person is accountable for Afghanistan and the state of its people. But every one of us is accountable for the perceptions that directly affect how the country moves forward.
It's time to stop dancing around the issue. Thanksgiving food is trash. Sitting down to a standard Thanksgiving meal means
In the past decade, we have seen a renaissance of artistic production by Southeast Asians that addresses our condition outside of the confines of mass-market big-ticket rat-a-tat-tat film.
That's how it is for a lot of Latinos in the United States. Even if we were raised in the culture, even if we are first-generation or second-generation, we don't speak Spanish. And it leaves some of us feeling like we aren't "Latino enough." I grew up with that feeling.
The biggest news of the world--bigger than the US Open, bigger than the treaty with Iran, bigger than the economic melt-down ongoing in China--is this: the refugee crisis. If you haven't been watching it, if you haven't been reading about it, you most probably are spending your time twiddling your fingers in a cave.
Chilling and exhilarating, "Ornate Activate" -- the exhibition by the South Asian Women's Creative Collective, at Manhattan's Shirin Gallery -- featured 21 art works by female artists from Iran, Pakistan, Bangladesh and India.
Members of Israeli security forces stand during clashes with Palestinian protesters on July 24, 2015. The Israeli cabinet
Connecting Globally, While Thriving in Minneapolis: People From Around the World Convene to Spark Global Impact
Citizen diplomats, municipal leaders and business innovators from around the world just finished a monumental convening of Sister Cities International's 59th annual conference.
Ever since I got into travel writing, I've been told to read the works of Joseph Conrad, Jack Kerouac, Edward Abbey, Bruce Chatwin, Paul Theroux, William Dalrymple, Bill Bryson, and other white men. While I learned a lot from their stories, I was also repeatedly left with questions about misogyny and racial insensitivity.
At once spicy, salty, sour, savory, sweet, and aromatic: a bite into a well stacked bánh mì is always a moment of rapture.
Early July still brings a bittersweet week for Bosnian-Americans. They are reminded by the Srebrenica genocide commemoration why so many had to flee Bosnia and Herzegovina and why they/we are so fortunate to have been welcomed in America.
"Open source is really appealing to people," he said. "We're walking the walk in terms of how we're building the app." Minds