My review of "This Is All I Choose To Tell" by Isabelle Thuy Palaud is up at the Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement.
The back-text goes like: "In the first book-length study of Vietnamese American literature, Isabelle Thuy Pelaud probes the complexities of Vietnamese American identity and politics. She provides an analytical introduction to the literature, showing how generational differences play out in genre and text. In addition, she asks, can the term Vietnamese American be disassociated from representations of the war without erasing its legacy?"
Does it live up to the pitch? Read the review and find out.
I would say there are some issues that have parallels for Lao Americans to consider in our literature but that there will also be some significant differences that other scholars may want to examine in the coming years ahead.
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