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Book selection: Immigrant literature in the US
Book selection: Immigrant literature in the US Picture
Tuesday, April 30th, 2024 @ 19:00
The International House of Associations Rue des Savoises 15, salle Albert Jacquard · Genève, GE, Geneva
The Statue of Liberty's pedestal famously bears the words of Jewish American poet Emma Lazarus: “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Though this promise hasn't always held up, the United States remains a nation of immigrants with diverse backgrounds, cultures, races, and languages. Immigrants to the United States, along with their descendants, have significantly contributed and continue to enrich various fascets of American society, including its literature. Following a brief overview of definitions and historical and societal issues, we will delve into literary works by authors from diverse immigrant backgrounds.
Presented by an Italian who has immigrated back and forth between four countries in her life.

Location: Maison des Associations, salle Albert Jacquard
Starting time: 7:15 pm sharp
Presenter: Francesca

Part 1: presenter(s) provide a short overview of the pre-selected books, highlighting some of the reviews and critics and other relevant background. Members who have read any of the books can contribute.
Part 2: participants are invited to introduce any book that they would like to recommend and provide a short overview thereof (on a voluntarily basis).
Part 3: participants vote to select the book to be discussed in one of the upcoming book discussion meetings.
We look forward to seeing you all!

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