The Book Club: The Vietnamese diaspora and the aftermath of war

ABC’s (Australian Broadcasting Company) book club covers Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Committed in an episode about how the Vietnamese diaspora responds to war.

Vietnam, diasporas, and the aftermath of war in this month’s edition of The Book Club.


Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Committed, Corsair

Nam Le, The Boat, Penguin


Assoc Prof Nathalie Nguyen, Monash University. A historian who specialises on memory and trauma in the Vietnamese diaspora – with books on the memories of South Vietnamese soldiers, on women’s narratives, and on cultural identity in the Vietnamese Francophone novel

Dai Le, is a councillor for Fairfield Council in Sydney; a former journalist and documentary maker (who worked in the social history unit at ABC RN), and runs a business specialising in leadership and diversity.


Indochine, L’Aventurier
Ngoc Lan, Buồn; Khi Co Chang (Je ne suis que de l’amour)
Toby Martin (feat. Dan Lang, Mohammed Lelo, Bree van Reyk), Spring Feeling

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