This site is dedicated to the inquiry of the Vietnamese American memoir Catfish and Mandala: A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam, which recounts Andrew X. Pham's solo bicycle journey along the Pacific Rim to reconcile with his family's history.

In addition to the resources available through the sidebar, Critical Analyses, Discussion Questions, Favorite Quotes, Creative Vignettes, Exposes, and much more are accessible by clicking on the title of each alternative book cover displayed below and on the right.

The title above each cover captures its unifying focus or concept. Clicking on each title also reveals the rationale for the cover design. Clicking on each cover enhances its size.
Our blog on the right features reflections on and reactions to Pham's memoir.

This site was created in Spring 2013 by Cal Poly Pomona students enrolled in English 425.

Taught by Dr. Lise-Hélène Smith, English 425 focuses on narratives of war and exile in World Literature. Click here to learn more about this website's contributors.

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