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Monday, April 02, 2012

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From South Asian Kenyans struggling under the threat of expulsion, to Samoan girls on the cusp of womanhood, to a word-obsessed, multiracial Aussie piecing together his family’s past through fragments of letters and half-forgotten stories. The characters found in Kaya Press books are as provocative and nuanced as the writers who give them voice. Celebrate the arrival of Kaya Press at USC with readings and conversations with award-winning authors Brian Castro (Australia), Sia Figiel (Samoa) and Shailja Patel (Kenya). Performance meets experimental fiction in this exploration of the creative forces behind the next cutting-edge transnational literature from the Asian and Pacific Island diasporas.

Readings by Brian Castro, Sia Figiel, and Shailja Patel

Monday, April 2, 2012, 7pm

Doheny Memorial Library, Friends Lecture Hall, Room 240

Admission is free. Reservations required.

RSVP online at www.usc.edu/visionsandvoices

Brian Castro will also be speaking April 2 at 12 p.m.
For details, see our Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/399080676786468/
RSVP: kayaworkshop@gmail.com with the subject line BRIAN CASTRO

Sia Figiel and Shailja Patel will be holding interactive workshops April 3, at 12:30 p.m.
For details, see our Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/153746484747894/
RSVP: kayaworkshop@gmail.com with the name of the author you would like to meet!

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— Junot Díaz