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Philip Gourevitch Talk: "Salvage: Writing About Aftermaths from Rwanda to Abu Ghraib and Beyond"

Date: 10/10/2011

Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Theater Coffman Memorial Union

Cost: Free

Description:

Philip Gourevitch’s harrowing nonfiction account of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families, won the 1998 National Book Critics’ Circle Award. The long-time staff writer for The New Yorker has also published The Ballad of Abu Ghraib (2008) and A Cold Case (2001). Gourevitch edited The Paris Review from 2005 to 2010. Free & open to the public. Sponsored by the Esther Freier Endowed Lectures in Literature and the one-day conference "My Letter to the World: Narrating Human Rights." For information on the latter, go to https://events.umn.edu/014645


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Contact:

  • Name: Terri Sutton
  • E-mail: sutt0063@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-626-1528
  • Sponsored by: English, Human Rights Program

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Terri Sutton at sutt0063@umn.edu or 612.626.1528.

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