PEN World Voices Festival - Meditations on Exile & Blurring Borders

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PEN World Voices Festival - Meditations on Exile & Blurring Borders

Time: April 20, 2018 from 6pm to 8:30pm
Location: La Maison Française of NYU
Street: 16 Washington Mews
City/Town: New York, NY
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Phone: 2129988750
Event Type: conversation
Organized By: La Maison Française of NYU
Latest Activity: Apr 5, 2018

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Event Description

La Maison Française will again participate in “The NYU Literary Mews” section of the PEN WORLD VOICES FESTIVAL. The theme this year is Resist and Reimagine.

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Meditations on Exile

With Xiaolu GuoDunya Mikhail, and Hossein M. Abkenar. Moderated by Dinaw Mengestu.
Being forced to leave one’s country involves profound physical dislocation as well as the emotional upheaval of being separated from family, friends, and the very roots of our existence. Often accompanying this change is the need to adjust to a new place, the strangeness and the stresses of crossing into a different world. Each panelist has experienced this. They talk about why they needed to upend their former lives and how they have adapted to their new ones.

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7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Blurring Borders: Reimagining Strangers

With Raquel AbendNégar DjavadiIbi ZoboiRebecca Falkoff (moderator)
Through the lens of their literary work and personal perspectives, international authors consider society reimagined in the context of global immigration, migratory movements, political exiles, and the challenges of assimilation and integration.

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Négar Djavadi Photo Credit: Philippe Matsas / Opale / Leemage / Editions Liana Levi

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