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Militarism and Policing

Dadaab Kenya: Policing the Refugee Camp

September 26, 2017

By Mohamed Abumaye

The Dadaab refugee camp, constructed in 1991 to be a temporary shelter for up to 90,000 refugees, ended up housing 300,000 refugees.

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History, Refugees, Trauma

The Hidden Scars All Refugees Carry

September 12, 2016

By Viet Thanh Nguyen

The following oped by Viet Thanh Nguyen was originally published by The New York Times.

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Art, Literature

On Giving Fire by Sophia E. Terazawa

December 17, 2015

By Sophia E. Terazawa

In this essay, poet and performance artist Sophia E. Terazawa fuses text and image into a hybrid literary form, to give us a glimpse into the experience of having mixed Vietnamese-Japanese ancestry.

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Literary World, Race

The Trouble with Talking — or Not Talking — about Race

May 5, 2014

By Aimee Phan

In Aimee Phan’s essay, she debates why mainstream critics fail writers of color. The original essay was featured in Talking Writing.

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Cham, Imperialism, Vietnam

You Didn’t Kill Us All, You Know — Part One

April 21, 2014

By Julie Thi Underhill

In-depth introduction to the sometimes fraught relationship between Chăm Americans and Vietnamese Americans.

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Activism, Cham, Community

You Didn’t Kill Us All, You Know — Part Two

April 21, 2014

By Julie Thi Underhill

Part two of this provocative essay is the first essay published in English, since 1987, which exclusively centers the Chăm in Việt Nam and their communities and identities in the US.

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