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Fatimah Asghar, Rasheed Newson & Moriel Rothman-Zecher: A Conversation

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 3:30 pm

Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)

300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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In When We Were Sisters: A Novel, Fatimah Asghar traces the intense bond of three orphaned siblings who, after their parents die, are left to raise one another. As Kausar, the youngest, grows up, she must contend with the collision of her private and public worlds, and choose whether to remain in the life of love, sorrow, and codependency she knows, or carve out a new path for herself. Rasheed Newson‘s debut novel, My Government Means to Kill Me: A Novel, follows a son from a wealthy family in Indianapolis as he escapes his overbearing parents and their expectations to New York City. It’s a queer coming-of-age story that explores the personal and political awakening of a young gay Black man in 1980s New York City. Moriel Rothman-Zecher‘s Before All the World: A Novel tells the story of Leyb and Gittl, two survivors of a massacre in Zatelsk, who reunite in Philadelphia at the end of Prohibition. Their story speaks to the impossibility of escaping trauma, the necessity of believing in a better way ahead, and the power that comes from our responsibility to the future.

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Sunday, November 20, 2022
3:30 pm





Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States
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