Posts Tagged: Maaza Mengiste

Notable NYC: 8/19–8/25

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Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week!

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Language as Both Salve and Poison

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What I have seen, what we have seen, is language forced into the service of violence. A rhetoric of desperation and devastation molded into the incomprehensible, then vomited out in images and words that we cannot ignore though we have tried. Lit Hub shares a beautiful, heart-rending essay by Maaza Mengiste, a meditation on Chinua Achebe, the […]

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