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Home Sweet Homelands: Ayad Akhtar & Shokoofeh Azar

October 22 at 9pm

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Join Australian-Irani author and Stella Prize finalist Shokoofeh Azar in conversation with American Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ayah Akhtar to discuss the unbreakable connections between family members and the homelands that bond them, as set forward in their latest books. Set in Iran shortly after the Islamic Revolution, Shokoofeh’s first English novel, The Enlightenment of the Greenpage Tree, tells the story of a family fleeing and the unshakable bonds with the dead they left behind. In Homeland Elegies, Akhtar accounts the story of an immigrant father and his son searching for belonging in post-Trump America.

Interviewer: Wendy O’Brien

A version of this video with English captioning will be available to view 24 hours after the event premieres.


Related Books

Akhtar, Ayad - Homeland Elegies

Homeland Elegies

2020

Azar, Shokoofeh - Enlightenment Of The Greengage Cover

The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree

2020

Home Sweet Homelands: Ayad Akhtar & Shokoofeh Azar

October 22 at 9pm


Participants

Ayad Akhtar by Vincent Tullo

Photo credit: Vincent Tullo

Ayad Akhtar

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