"Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen, a professor at the University of Southern California, spoke Tuesday to a packed Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre on the perceptions of refufees and the Vietnamese perspective of the Vietnam War. Using his own experiences and excerpts from his award-winning books, he also discussed the importance of storytelling.

This event was put together by over 13 organizations, including the Vietnamese Student Association, the United Asian American Organizations, the University of Michigan Helen Zell Writers’ program. Prof. Emily Lawsin, an organizer of the event, introduced Nguyen, highlighting the crucial perspective he offers in such a turbulent time.

“A refugee at a time of rising xenophobia, a survivor of war in an era of ceaseless violence, a transnational visionary in the face of borders and walls, a writer of color in an age of resurgent white supremacy and, last but not least, a teacher at a time when we are bombarded daily with ignorance wrapped in 280-character spitwads,” Lawsin said." (...read the FULL article HERE...)



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Preview Article by A/PIA students in The Michigan Daily / Michigan in Color:

"The conundrum of Asian-Americans: a conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen"

Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 9:01pm

Nisa Khan

Senior MiC Editor

Christian Paneda

Senior MiC Editor