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READING: Pursuing Liberty: A Reading by Giannina Braschi
Giannina Braschi is one of Puerto Rico’s most influential and versatile writers of poetry, fiction and essays. In her new explosive work of fiction, United States of Banana, Braschi explores the cultural and political journey of nearly 50 million Hispanic Americans living in the United States.
Set at the Statue of Liberty in post-9/11 New York City, the novel imagines an unexpected power shift of far reaching implications that occurs as Puerto Rico becomes the fifty-first state and the United States grants American passports to all Latin American citizens.
Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Undergraduate Education, the Dean of College Avenue Campus, Spanish & Portuguese, Latino & Hispanic Caribbean Studies, Comparative Literature and the Institute for Research on Women.