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Writing from an International Perspective

Moderated by Professor Umeh, a panel of foreign-born authors talked about writing from an international perspective. As the American reading public… read more

Moderated by Professor Umeh, a panel of foreign-born authors talked about writing from an international perspective. As the American reading public becomes more diverse, more foreign-set books have come to market. Many titles, such as The Kite Runner and Zadie Smith’s White Teeth, have found success. Topics included the inherent challenges in finding a publisher, finding an American audience, and ensuring the publication of a second title. After their presentations they responded to audience members' questions.

Yvette Christianse (South Africa) wrote, Unconfessed: A Novel. Leslie Musoko (Great Britain) wrote, Divinity Dawns. Felicia Luna Lemus (Mexico) wrote, Like Son: A Novel. Dale Butler (Bermuda) wrote, It Takes a Smiling Raindrop. Judy Powell (Canada) wrote, Coffee, Cream and Curry.

This event from the 9th Annual Harlem Book Fair was held at the Schomburg Center’s Langston Hughes Auditorium. close

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Program ID:
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Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Jul 21, 2007 | 3:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jan 21, 2008 | 4:01am EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Jul 21, 2007 | 3:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 20, 2008 | 9:03am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 21, 2008 | 4:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
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