(Re)Collecting the Vietnam War: An Asian American Literary Review Special Issue

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
7 – 9PM

This year marks 40 years since the end of the Vietnam War, which claimed the lives of over four million Southeast Asians across Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, and created millions of refugees. What, in this moment of commemoration and reflection, are the lasting legacies of the Vietnam War / American War for Southeast Asian diasporic communities? (Re)Collecting the Vietnam War, a special issue of The Asian American Literary Review, asks artists, writers, and thinkers to contemplate this question.

Co-editor Cathy J. Schlund-Vials (University of Connecticut Departments of English and Asian and Asian American Studies) and contributors Anida Yoeu Ali (performance artist, Studio Revolt), Viet Thanh Nguyen (The Sympathizer), Monique Truong (Bitter in the Mouth), Thuy Linh Tu (NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis), and Ocean Vuong (Night Sky With Exit Wounds) present selections from the issue. The issue will be available for purchase at a 20% discount.