Black Mountain Institute; KNPR
Police bundle a 28 year old woman into a van as the crowd shouts and jeers. She's a political prisoner, and they're driving her to her execution. So begins Yiyun Li's novel, The Vagrants. The Chinese author left her native Beijing in 1996. She reflects back on a history of revolution and censorship, and what it's like writing as a foreigner in a foreign land.
Authorship; China; Fiction; Literature; Political refugees; Women political prisoners
Asian History | Cultural History | East Asian Languages and Societies | History | Literature in English, North America | Literature in English, North America, Ethnic and Cultural Minority | Political History
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/blackmountain_lectures_events/69