Viet Thanh Nguyen in Ithaca

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Viet Thanh Nguyen visited Buffalo Street Books in Ithaca to discuss The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives in conversation with Jack Wang of Ithaca College. I knew the talk would be thought-provoking and insightful, but I was surprised that I also laughed so much. Despite the moments of humor, I personally find it shameful how the U.S. treats refugees (and undocumented immigrants). If you haven’t read The Sympathizer which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2016, you should put that at the top of your to-read stack!

The event was co-sponsored by Ithaca Welcomes Refugees and Ithaca City of Asylum.

A portion of the proceeds of The Displaced are being donated to the International Rescue Committee to support their work aiding people whose lives are disrupted by conflict and disaster.