TO FLEE FROM WAR AND OPPRESSION

Kim Thúy is a boat refugee whose bourgeois family lost everything in the Vietnam War and was forced to flee. Via a refugee camp in Malaysia, they arrived in Canada – and a whole new life. Her concentrated, poetic novels on the refugee experience have given her a wide readership across the globe. In this conversation, she meets Norwegian-Chilean author Pedro Carmona-Alvarez, whose recent novel Chiquitita describes what fleeing does to people – both while it is happening and long, long afterwards.

Time

Friday
13:00-13:50

Location

Lillehammer bibliotek

Price

180,–

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TO FLEE FROM WAR AND OPPRESSION

Kim Thúy is a boat refugee whose bourgeois family lost everything in the Vietnam War and was forced to flee. Via a refugee camp in Malaysia, they arrived in Canada – and a whole new life. Her concentrated, poetic novels on the refugee experience have given her a wide readership across the globe. In this conversation, she meets Norwegian-Chilean author Pedro Carmona-Alvarez, whose recent novel Chiquitita describes what fleeing does to people – both while it is happening and long, long afterwards.

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