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Posts Tagged: Maaza Mengiste

Notable NYC: 10/5–10/11

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Saturday 10/5: Kit Robinson and xtian w join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 10/6: Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey discuss She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement. Congregation Beth Elohim, 6 p.m., $33. Monday 10/7: Lilly Dancyger, Madeleine Barnes, Hilda Davis, and Emmy Favilla join the Pigeon […]

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Notable NYC: 4/20–4/26

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Literary events in and around NYC this week!

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Notable NYC: 3/23–3/29

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Literary events in and around NYC this week!

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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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