Hispanic Americans: The Cosmic Race

Author-photo-5Humanities Forum
Tuesday, September 10 | 4:00 p.m.
“Hispanic Americans: The Cosmic Race,” Marie Arana, Writer and Literary Editor
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

This Humanities Forum lecture is sponsored by the Dresher Center for the Humanities and the Latino Hispanic Family Association.

Throughout her career as a writer, Marie Arana has aimed to explain who Hispanic Americans are and what it means to have a north-south American identity. In this talk, she will explore questions of Latin American identity, its links to history, its extraordinary diversity, and the singular lessons she learned while writing her biography of Simón Bolívar.

Arana is the author of a prize-winning memoir American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood, the novels Cellophane and Lima Nights, and the biography Bolívar: American Liberator. She was the literary editor of The Washington Post for many years, as well as a writer for the Post, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, and numerous other publications around the world.

The talk will be preceded by a reception and book sale, 2:30-3:45, and followed by questions and discussion.

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