Posts Tagged: Vietnamese

The Rumpus Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen


Viet Than Nguyen discusses his story collection The Refugees, growing up in a Vietnamese community in San Jose in the 1980s, and the power of secondhand memories. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Vi Khi Nao


Vi Khi Nao on her new novel Fish in Exile, why women shouldn't apologize (even when they're wrong), moving between genres, and why humor is vital in a novel full of darkness and grief. ...more

Wanted/Needed/Loved: Thao Nguyen’s Release


The thing I want to talk about is something I’m not in possession of anymore, but of all the things I’ve lost it’s the thing I think about the most. ...more

R.I.P. #6: Odd Habits


I would really like to see a coming back or recreation of funeral rites. Let’s create new ones. Let’s take this matter into our own hands. ...more

The Conversation: Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib and Paul Tran


The sitting down to write, convincing myself that my voice matters, even though there are so many telling me that it doesn’t. ...more

“Ginger Is Good For Taking Care of Yourself”


“It feels like cheating,” Larissa Pham says in a Gawker essay titled “In My Shopping Cart,” “to write about culture by writing about food.”

But it reads like anything but cheating. Pham wheels us through the grocery aisles of her memory, pointing out the Vietnamese food her family made with American ingredients, childhood treats with forgotten names, and the unexpected privilege of growing up with first-generation American cuisine.