This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Vietnamese diaspora in Australia and indeed, the title of Cat Thao Nguyen's memoir denotes a sense of reassuring finality, of landing confidently on safe soil but before such moments of grace, the reader is taken on an extraordinary tale of deprivation, torture and death, but also crucially of endurance: what Nguyen calls "the nimble impulses of survival".
Tag - literature
samedi 14 mars 2015
jeudi 12 février 2015
HANOI — A Vietnamese blogger who is partially paralyzed and was jailed for posting articles that oppose the Communist Party says he has been released after two months in prison on medical parole.
mercredi 27 février 2013
Below are the people who are bright stars in Vietnam’s sky of art in 2012.
samedi 17 novembre 2012
Representatives from authorised publishing houses have raised their concerns about the increase in illegally printed books in Viet Nam, which they say are seriously affecting their business and reputation.
mercredi 3 octobre 2012
The poet was a familiar figure, striding through Little Saigon, sipping tea, sharing wisdom. He liked to read through the night, not too tired to dissect a bit of homeland politics.
mardi 27 mars 2012
The publishing industry is expected to track last year's poor performance with the demand for books unlikely to increase due to tightening consumption policies, experts said at a recent meeting.
dimanche 5 février 2012
When student Nguyen Hong Nhung saw "Killer with a Festering Head" on someone's smartphone, she wanted the banned comic book too. Though Vietnam's censors had yanked it from stores, finding a digital copy wasn't exactly hard.
dimanche 29 janvier 2012
HANOI — From irreverent cartoons to "depraved" short stories, Vietnam's pop culture is attracting the attention of print censors who experts say are struggling to accept an increasingly brash literary scene.
mardi 14 septembre 2010
HANOI — The title of French author Alexis de Tocqueville's seminal work, "Democracy in America", was not well received by authorities in communist Vietnam, so it appeared under another name.
vendredi 5 février 2010
A Vietnamese writer and democracy activist has been jailed for three and a half years for attacking two men during a parking dispute in Hanoi.
vendredi 29 janvier 2010
Dissident writer Pham Thanh Nghien has been jailed for four years in Vietnam after being found guilty of spreading propaganda against the state.
lundi 12 octobre 2009
HANOI — A Vietnamese writer remained in detention Monday, reportedly arrested for assault after trying to attend the trial of six dissidents, a relative said.
mercredi 23 septembre 2009
HANOI - Nearly 9,000 illegally printed books, along with hundreds of zincographs and transparent copies, were found and seized in Hanoi's Huu Duc Printing and Trading Limited Company last weekend by the city police and Market Watch Department, said the Vietnam news agency.
jeudi 27 août 2009
HANOI - Many books including the latest editions are available on the internet forums, without the permission of authors and publishers, according to the Vietnam news agency's report.
jeudi 29 janvier 2009
HANOI — As communist Vietnam has become more open to the outside world, and less focused on the bitter legacy of war, the country's authors too have moved on, offering readers stories about modern everyday life.
jeudi 22 janvier 2009
PARIS — An incendiary novel by Vietnam's most popular dissident writer takes on the mythical figure of Ho Chi Minh, claiming the "Father of the Nation" had a secret lover half his age - and that she was raped and murdered by his own Communist comrades.