REMARKABLE DARFUR AUTHOR IS PART OF LOCAL DISCUSSION SHOW
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Author and Darfur native Daoud Hari comes to Mars Hill College for a live, webcast program, Sept. 1, 3:30 p.m., thanks in large part to a $1,200 grant recently received from the North Carolina Humanities Council. Hari’s internationally acclaimed memoir, “The Translator,” tells about genocide in Sudan, and his role in trying to stop it. It's great writing.
The talk-show format public discussion with Hari takes place in the college’s Owen Theatre. It will also be simulcast by the Asheville Citizen-Times on its website, with the ability for the online audience to interact.
All incoming Mars Hill College freshmen have been asked to read “The Translator” as the summer pick. The Humanities Council has enabled the program to extend to a region-wide audience as part of a “WNC Read-for-All” series, emceed by Rob Neufeld. Read about other scheduled read-for-alls.
Dr. Joanna Pierce, Mars Hill College professor and program coordinator, praises the book’s clarity, gracefulness, and wit, as well as its urgency. The Washington Post said: “In roughly 200 pages of simple, lucid prose, it lays open the Darfur genocide more intimately and powerfully than do a dozen books by journalists or academic experts.” Call 689-1145 about the Hari program; 505-1973 about the series.
See review of book AND event poster..
See about WNC Read-for-All series.