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Friday, January 9, 2009

Literature of Immigration

FLYP, an American magazine with a rare internationalist outlook, has an online discussion, organised by Words Without Borders, on the Literature of Immigration, including this interview with Algerian-born novelist Amara Lakhous, who now lives and writes in Italy. Lakhous describes the opportunities presented by immigrant literature in terms of a broadening of the world, and as a commonality: "I think immigrants or the experience of being an immigrant is the kind of experience that touches humanity, that touches all of us in one way or another.”

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