The Ruptures of Leaving: Women Writers on MigrationSunday, May 8 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
- In-Person Only
The Marsh Berkeley - Cabaret
How do immigrant mothers navigate the world, and what do they leave their daughters when they go? Join City of Berkeley Civic Arts Program grantee Susie Meserve in conversation with three Northern California writers whose work focuses on matrilineal lineages across countries and time periods: Gabriela Garcia, author of the New York Times bestselling novel Of Women and Salt; award-winning journalist Masha Rumer, author of Parenting with an Accent: How Immigrants Honor Their Heritage, Navigate Setbacks, and Chart New Paths for their Children; and Shugri Said Salh, author of the memoir The Last Nomad: Coming of Age in the Somali Desert. We’ll discuss the ruptures caused by migration, the cultural threads that remain, and the power of storytelling to connect grandmothers to mothers to daughters even when they no longer share a nationality.
Book signing information: Marcus Books Tent at the Bookstore Blv (corner of Allston & Milvia in the Outdoor Fair) at in the park, 2:15 PM