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Join us for a talk and conversation by Hisham Matar, a writer born of Libyan parents in New York City whose memoir, The Return: Father, Soul, and the Land in Between, won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography. In this rare investigation into the disappearance of his dissident father, Matar turns to painting and poetry to guide him in his search and help him explore the dilemma, “What do you do when you cannot leave and cannot return?” This event is part of the exhibition In Transit: Arts & Migration Around Europe, within The Collection Galleries. Co-sponsored by Duke’s Vice Provost for Global Affairs and the Duke at Home in the World Series, sponsored by the von der Heyden Fellows Fund, established by Karl (’62) and Mary Ellen von der Heyden.

Event Details

Thursday, November 29, 2018
7–8 PM
Author Talk
The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
2001 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States