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Friday, October 27

Global Issues Through Literature 2017-2018
Night Birds and Other Short Stories (1993) by Khet Mar
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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Khet Mar is a Burmese writer and political activist who was persecuted, tortured, and imprisoned in her home country. She is currently living at City of Asylum in Ithaca, NY as an exiled writer-in-residence. Her short novel about two oppressed teenagers speaking to each other through their apartment windows was, in her words, “a fictional way to express what happened to me in jail.” Yet, the Burmese censors read the plot as metaphor and banned the novel. Khet Mar will lead the discussion herself, in person. We will conclude with ideas for using the texts in the classroom. Books, dinner, parking and Act 48 hours provided.