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LAUNCH NIGHT

FREEMAN'S #3: HOME | Readings and Conversations with Xiaolu Guo, Nadifa Mohamed, Kerri Arsenault, Adania Shibli and John Freeman

Followed by a DJ-Set by Lamin Fofana

In collaboration with @silent.green

Tomorrow, April 22, 2017 | 7.30pm

SAVVY Contemporary, silent green and The Reader Berlin are delighted to welcome back John Freeman for the third "strikingly international" (Boston Globe) issue of his magazine Freeman's. Focussing on the question what makes home, the new issue of the acclaimed anthology spotlights never-before-published stories, essays, and poetry by Edwidge Danticat, Herta Müller, Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Gregory Pardlo, Kay Ryan, Aleksandar Hemon, and many more.

In light of the current global migrant movements and daily updates about the rise of homelessness in parts of America and elsewhere, reflecting on the idea and meaning of home has gained new urgency. On the night, @freemanreads will be joined by novelist and film maker #XiaoluGuo, NBCC member and writer #KerriArsenault, London based novelist #NadifaMohamed and #AdaniaShibli novelist, playwright and essayist. In their readings and conversations, the authors will talk about the necessity and wonder that is home.

The reading will by followed at around 9.30 pm by a celebration with @scifiandfantasy on the occassion of presenting you our new SAVVY Contemporary publication: THE #INCANTATION OF THE DISQUIETING MUSE. On #Divinity, Supra-Realities or the Exorcisement of #Witchery.

Visit savvy-contemporary.com for more information or check link in bio!
User Image bookcritics Posted: Feb 21, 2017 4:00 AM (UTC)
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"The Return functions as an unpremeditated warning to Americans in a time when facts are conflated with opinion, truth blended with fakery, democracy shrouded in narcissism, and tyranny hidden in gold leaf. Evan Osnos wrote in “When Tyranny Takes Hold” an article in the New Yorker about how in China, autocracy and collaboration go hand-in-hand: 'What is the precise moment, in the life of a country, when tyranny takes hold? It rarely happens in an instant; it arrives like twilight, and, at first, the eyes adjust.' Books like The Return will help America keep its eyes open to watch for the cracks in governments built by despots disguised as revolutionaries." Board member Kerri Arsenault (@kerriarsenault) on Autobiography Finalist Hisham Matar's The Return: Fathers, Sons and the land in Between (@randomhouse). )Read the rest of Arsenault's review (and the other reviews of NBCC finalists) by clicking the link in our bio! 📖) #bookcritics #nbcc #30booksin30days #nbcc2017 #kerriarsenault #thereturn #hishammatar #randomhouse