Djiboutian novelist Abdourahman Waberi, Bosnian-born novelist Aleksandar Hemon, Russian and American journalist Masha Gessen, CBS Sunday Morning’s correspondent and journalistMo Rocca, and others discuss state powers that often out-satirizes fiction. Conversation moderated by Elissa Schappell.


Abdourahman Waberi:

An acclaimed author from Djibouti, Abdourahman Waberi has published several books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. His work, originally published in French, has been translated into many languages. Waberi has received many awards and fellowships, including a Villa Médicis — Académie de France Rome Fellowship, and a DAAD Berliner Kunstlerprogram. He teaches literature at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Last publication: Harvest of skulls, Indiana University Press, 

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St. Josephs College 245 Clinton Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Pen vs Sword: Satire vs the State

When
May 6, 2017 | 7pm
Where
St. Josephs College
245 Clinton Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Djiboutian novelist Abdourahman Waberi, Bosnian-born novelist Aleksandar Hemon, Russian and American journalist Masha Gessen, CBS Sunday Morning’s correspondent and journalistMo Rocca, and others discuss state powers that often out-satirizes fiction. Conversation moderated by Elissa Schappell.


Abdourahman Waberi:

An acclaimed author from Djibouti, Abdourahman Waberi has published several books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. His work, originally published in French, has been translated into many languages. Waberi has received many awards and fellowships, including a Villa Médicis — Académie de France Rome Fellowship, and a DAAD Berliner Kunstlerprogram. He teaches literature at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Last publication: Harvest of skulls, Indiana University Press, 

 

Learn more here