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Border Passages with Viet Thanh Nguyen

City of Asylum
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen can’t remember a time when he wasn’t a refugee. When he was 4 years old (in 1975), his family joined the masses of South Vietnamese fleeing the Viet Cong. His first reliable memories began when his family arrived at a Pennsylvania resettlement camp and was temporarily split up.

Join Nguyen (author of The Refugees and The Sympathizer) for a live reading and discussion moderated by Divya Heffley of Carnegie Museum of Art, and Patrick McShea of Carnegie Museum of Natural History. This conversation will be followed by a hands-on workshop. Participants will layer passages of text with memories of what we perceive to be home.

This program is presented in partnership with Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures and the Carnegie Nexus: Becoming Migrant series.