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Identity and Alienation: The Story of an Undocumented Immigrant
University of Chicago Institute of Politics
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Join the IOP and the Center for Identity and Inclusion as they welcome award-winning author and journalist Lawrence Hill for a discussion of the themes of identity, alienation, migration and dislocation in his novels and non-fiction. Hill’s most recent novel, The Illegal, is a timely story of the plight of an undocumented immigrant staying just one step ahead of the law. Hill will explore how he approaches his craft and the ways in which he uses imagined narrative to explore and elucidate cultural and political issues such as racial identity, immigration, and statelessness. Lunch will be provided. Book signing to follow.