Nguyen, Nathalie Huynh Chau
VIETNAMESE VOICES: GENDER AND CULTURAL IDENTITY IN THE VIETNAMESE FRANCOPHONE NOVEL. Northern Illinois University Monograph Series on Southeast Asia Number 6. Dekalb: Southeast Asia Publications. xi + 239pp.
ISBN 1891134264 US$19.95 Softcover
Book description: Vietnamese Voices provides a detailed account of French colonialism and its demise on an impressive number of Francophone Vietnamese writers. The author illuminates the divergent ways in which male and female writers negotiate the complexities of their rich and multiple cultural heritages.
With Vietnamese Voices: Gender and Cultural Identity in the Vietnamese Francophone Novel, Nathalie Nguyen sets a new standard for research in this area. This insightful and sophisticated book will be of interest to all scholars doing work in Francophone, Asian, or Cultural studies.
Jack A. Yeager, Professor of French Studies at Louisiana State University
Nathalie Nguyen teaches French in the School of Language and Media at the University of Newcastle, Australia. After completing a BA (Hons) at Melbourne University, she won a Commonwealth Scholarship to Oxford University, where she obtained her doctorate. She has published articles in The French Review, Intersections: Gender, History and Culture in the Asian Context, and Of Vietnam: Identities in Dialogue (2001).