For the past 30 years, Iranian American writers have explored what it means to be connected to two countries that have been at odds but whose narratives directly inform one another. The poetry, short stories, novels and memoirs that have emerged from this often contradictory experience form a diverse and growing body of multi-ethnic American literature that has given voice and identity to Iranian-America.
Join novelist Nahid Rachlin, editor and poet, Persis Karim, poet Roger Sedarat, creative nonfiction writer Manijeh Nasrabadi, writer and translator, Kamran Rastegar, and moderator, artist and writer Aphrodite Desiree Navab, for a discussion of the major trends and innovations within Iranian American literature, as well as the challenges inherent in writing and publishing about a culture that has often been stigmatized and stereotyped in the US media.
Sponsored by MEMEAC and AIAW.
For more information see: http://web.gc.cuny.edu/memeac/index.html
Added by AIAW on August 26, 2009