April 20, 2022 On Campus
04/20/2022 7:00 PM 04/20/2022 8:30 PM America/New_York Andover “The Joy Talk”: An Evening with Karen Tei Yamashita

The Office of Community and Multicultural Development (CAMD) warmly invites you to “The Joy Talk,” a special evening with author Karen Tei Yamashita. Yamashita is an American fiction writer, playwright, literary scholar, and recent recipient of the National Book Award for “Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.” She joins prior awardees Toni Morrison, Isabel Allende, Don DeLillo, and Maxine Hong Kingston, the only other Asian American author to have earned this singular honor.

Yamashita’s oeuvre establishes her as one of the great innovators of American literature. Her books range from transnational narratives (Brazil-Maru, a novel based on a real-life Japanese Brazilian utopian community) to climate justice epics (the searing and hilarious Through the Arc of the Rain Forest) to the social, cultural, and political complexities of Asian America (the wildly inventive Anime Wong and her recent collection of short stories, Sansei and Sensibility).

For more information, please email Corrie Martin at [email protected].

Sponsored by the Office of the Associate Head of School for Equity, Inclusion, and Wellness

Kemper Auditorium

“The Joy Talk”: An Evening with Karen Tei Yamashita

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. , Kemper Auditorium

The Office of Community and Multicultural Development (CAMD) warmly invites you to “The Joy Talk,” a special evening with author Karen Tei Yamashita. Yamashita is an American fiction writer, playwright, literary scholar, and recent recipient of the National Book Award for “Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.” She joins prior awardees Toni Morrison, Isabel Allende, Don DeLillo, and Maxine Hong Kingston, the only other Asian American author to have earned this singular honor.

Yamashita’s oeuvre establishes her as one of the great innovators of American literature. Her books range from transnational narratives (Brazil-Maru, a novel based on a real-life Japanese Brazilian utopian community) to climate justice epics (the searing and hilarious Through the Arc of the Rain Forest) to the social, cultural, and political complexities of Asian America (the wildly inventive Anime Wong and her recent collection of short stories, Sansei and Sensibility).

For more information, please email Corrie Martin at [email protected].

Sponsored by the Office of the Associate Head of School for Equity, Inclusion, and Wellness

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