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October 2018

The Transnational Literature Series at Brookline Booksmith presents: Ivana Bodrožić in conversation with translator Ellen Elias-Bursać for THE HOTEL TITO

October 24, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446
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When the Croatian War of Independence breaks out in her hometown of Vukovar in the summer of 1991 she is nine years old, nestled within the embrace of family with her father, mother, and older brother. She is sent to a seaside vacation to be far from the hostilities. Meanwhile, her father has disappeared while fighting with the Croatian forces. By the time she returns at summer’s end everything has changed. Against the backdrop of genocide (the Vukovar hospital massacre)…

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The Transnational Literature Series at Brookline Booksmith presents: Joshua Keating in conversation with Thomas Stackpole for INVISIBLE COUNTRIES: JOURNEYS TO THE EDGE OF NATIONHOOD

October 31, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446
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What is a country? While certain basic criteria—borders, a government, and recognition from other countries—seem obvious, journalist Joshua Keating’s book explores exceptions to these rules, including self-proclaimed countries such as Abkhazia, Kurdistan, and Somaliland, a Mohawk reservation straddling the U.S.-Canada border, and an island nation whose very existence is threatened by climate change. Through stories about these would-be countries’ efforts at self-determination, as well as their respective challenges, Keating shows that there is no universal legal authority determining what a…

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Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.