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Multiple Passports: Writers on Homeland and Identity

April 26, 2007 | Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College | New York City

With Alain Mabanckou, Pia Tafdrup, Adriaan van Dis; and Ian Buruma

Co-sponsored by The Hunter College MFA Program in Creative Writing

Discussed: The disappearance of small languages; learning a language to pick up girls; how to see your country through the eyes of other countries; being suspicious of identity politics; believing in bastards; and how to fight for your culture.

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Copyright © 2007 Beowulf Sheehan/PEN American Center

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