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Writing in a Majority/Minority Cultural Context: Local Identity vs. a Broader Nation


April 27, 2011 | Scandinavia House | New York City

With Nadine Bismuth, Nicolas Dickner, Dominique Fortier, Mykola Riabchuk, and Teresa Solana; moderated by Susan Harris

Co-sponsored by Words Without Borders, the Blue Metropolis Foundation, and Scandinavia House

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Pulled between calls for regional autonomy versus demands for a stronger federation, regions of the world such as Catalonia, Georgia and Québec tackle questions of cultural identity every day. Writers from these “minority/majority nations” discuss how their multiple identities, regional, national and global, inform the choices they make in their creative work.

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