MAJA HADERLAP SPEAKS AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY AND HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Haderlap will read from her recent novel, Angel of Oblivion (Archipelago Books, August, 2016), which is based on the experiences of her family and the Slovenian-speaking minority in southern Austria, many of whom fought as partisans against the Nazis during the Second World War. The story centers on the experiences of a young girl learning to navigate the terrain between two hostile communities and two extremely burdened languages: Slovenian, a language of heroic resistance and continued humiliation, and German, an escape from her stifling rural upbringing but also the language of the camps which her grandmother barely survived and many other family members didn’t. Engaging with themes of tolerance and integration of minority communities, the burden of history, the effects of conflicts on survivors and their children, and language’s role in shaping identity, Haderlap’s novel strikes at problems of paramount importance to our world today.
When: October 13 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Where: Boston University, Pardee School of Global Studies, 121 Bay State Road, 1st Fl. , Boston, MA
Free & Open to Public | Reception and Book-signing to follow
More information: http://www.bu.edu/european/news/calendar/?eid=185709
When: Friday, October 14, 2016, 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Where: Harvard University, Nebel Room, Barker 359, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138