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A Refugee and a Storyteller

Pulitzer Prize-winning author addresses complexities of refugee experience on Tuesday.

By Maryland Today Staff | Maryland Today

"Refugees who come to new lands for safety and greater opportunity can encounter different kinds of hardship as well—racism from the majority population, identity crises, family rifts.

"Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction author Viet Thanh Nguyen, who fled his native Vietnam as a child, will discuss the dilemmas of displacement at 5:30 p.m. today at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center as part of the Arts & Humanities Dean’s Lecture Series. The lecture is also a component of UMD’s Year of Immigration, which seeks to foster a more inclusive and diverse community and increase awareness about immigration, global migration and refugees.

"Nguyen’s 2017 short story collection, “The Refugees,” was named the 2018-19 First Year Book by the Office of Undergraduate Studies. It’s being integrated into courses across disciplines and used as the centerpiece for discussion."

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