How does a family, whether one we are born into or one we choose, provide a bulwark against what may be a hostile or indifferent world outside? Do the relationships we make as adults matter more than the people we are related to? And how does the conception of family change when we are living in a country far from our so-called home? Tradition, brotherhood, and rebellion – this panel will explore these themes and more, tracing stories from Iran to Kosovo to Hannover to China and celebrating how literature can provide us with an extended family that is only limited by the size of our bookshelf.
Featuring Nava Ebrahimi, Meral Kureyshi, Lisa Ko, Philipp Winkler, and moderated by Ruth Franklin.
The event is free of charge and in English. RSVPs are required due to limited seating. Please register here.