By Laren McClung,Yusef Komunyakaa
Descendants of Vietnam veterans and refugees confront the aftermath of warfare and, in verse and prose, bring one other form of battle story.
Fifty years after the Vietnam warfare, this anthology via descendants of Vietnam veterans and refugees—American, Vietnamese, Vietnamese Diaspora, Hmong, Australian, and others—confronts warfare and its aftermath. What emerges is an affecting portrait of the consequences of struggle and family—an intercultural, generational discussion on silence, reminiscence, panorama, mind's eye, Agent Orange, displacement, postwar trauma, and the serious realities which are carried domestic. together with such acclaimed voices as Viet Thanh Nguyen, Karen Russell, Terrance Hayes, Suzan-Lori Parks, Nick Flynn, and Ocean Vuong, Inheriting the War enriches the discourse of the Vietnam conflict and offers a collective dialog that makes an attempt to go beyond the recursion of history.
“Each distinctive paintings in Inheriting the struggle embraces a collective that goals to interact via a few bold and passionate truths calibrated by way of bravery.”—Yusef Komunyakaa
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