Viet Thanh Nguyen Calls Out America’s Tragic History of Anti-Asian Violence

Viet Thanh Nguyen appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers to speak on the history of anti-Asian violence.

Viet Thanh Nguyen addresses the rise in anti-Asian violence in America, his book The Committed and writing a book with his son

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  1. yoshimitsu M. Hisano says:

    I am reading your novel, “The Displaced” with members of the my circle of Chautauqua in Japan .
    I have a question to you. Would you tell me the meaning of the sentence, “….even if his pockets
    were lined with money” on the page 106 of The Displaced ?

  2. yoshimitsu M. Hisano says:

    I am reading your novel, “The Displaced” with members of the my circle of Chautauqua in Japan .
    I have a question to you. Would you tell me the meaning of the sentence, “….even if his pockets
    were lined with money.”.

    • Viet says:

      Hello, thanks for reading. The essay is by Aleksandar Hemon, not me, so I can only guess at the meaning. “Pockets lined with money” would seem to mean that he has a lot of money. And I think for the character of Kemal in the essay, the implication is that he has done well in Germany and has no reason to return to Bosnia but will do so anyway.