this is going to be a mild rant about a review I saw about the “Grave of Thu Le” by Catherine Cole. The review started by saying that there were only a few Vietnamese writers that were not known outside their communities and that Vietnam had not captured the “literary imagination” the way Indonesia had after “Turtle Beach”. Well the first claim is erroneous people have studied my work and David Chiem’s at secondary and tertiary levels. The second claim is dubious. What is the “literary imagination”? Is it only when non-Asian mostly White authors write about the exotic location and it is mainstream successful that it is captured? This review was by Druscilla Mojewska in the Monthly of July.