Stranger's Guide #14
Stranger's Guide #14
- Condition: New
- Language: English
- 120 Pages
- 23cm x 27.3cm (9" x 10.75")
- Published in Austin, Texas
- Spring 2022
- Frequency Quarterly
You’ll storm the streets in celebration of the country’s soccer team, and discover the ongoing debate over pho, the nation’s favorite dish. You’ll also witness quieter, more revealing moments: citizens who relied on their informal networks of friends (and friends-of-friends-of- friends) to get what they needed under COVID lockdown in Saigon, and domestic moments with members of Vietnam’s LGBTQ community, young and old, taking leisure time in their homes.
Throughout, you will have a window into daily life in a country that’s quickly taking its place on the global stage. But modern Vietnam emerged out of conflict and the echoes of division are also here. Hear the experiences of refugees, fighters and civilians during the Vietnam War, collected by Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen and his students. Meanwhile, Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai, author of The Mountains Sing, offers her family’s story of moving from North to South Vietnam after unification, while photographer Pipo Nguyen-duy explores childhood and conflict through his powerful images of children standing in sites destroyed by Agent Orange.
Featuring contributors: Paul Christiansen, Maika Elan, Kimberly Kay Hoang, Travis Hodges, Jonathan D. London, Nguyen Truong Quý, Nguyễn Nguyệt Cầm, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai, Pipo Nguyen-duy, Aimee Phan, Gabriel Tan, Hieu Truong.
Stranger’s Guide is themed around a single destination—Russia, the Great Plains, Mexico City or Shanghai. By choosing to concentrate on just one place, Stranger’s Guide will allow us to stop, be still and delve into each location’s complexities. Readers will save these objets d’art on their bookshelves, lend them to friends and continue to page through the issues for years to come.Stranger’s Guide consists of intelligent and luminously written essays by noted writers. Its sleek design emphasizes art and photography.
Each issue is packed with maps, fiction and unconventional travel tips alongside beautiful, serious storytelling that takes you around the world. Our e-newsletter will offer a weekly mini-magazine, examining different themes across cultures. Throughout everything, beautiful, thoughtful narratives will guide you around the world.
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