Home and Belonging: An Im(migrants) Journey

Posted By:  Liz Goodrich
Date Posted:  4/19/2011

Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt Deschutes Public Library welcomes Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt for two programs as part of A Novel Idea … Read Together community wide reading project. Both programs are free and open to the public.

Redmond Public Library
Thursday, April 21, 6:30 p.m.

Downtown Bend Public Library
Friday, April 22, 12:00 noon

Readers of “Kapitoil,” Teddy Wayne’s debut novel, explore the themes of home and language as protagonist, Karim, explores New York City. According to Dutt-Ballerstadt, when “someone immigrates to a different country the question of self, language and homeland are no longer easily defined.” During her presentations, Dutt-Ballerstadt will discuss the questions of identity and belonging and how migration affects an immigrant’s relationship to his past nation and home.

Dutt-Ballerstadt, Associate Professor from Linfield College, earned her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and her B.A. from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, MN. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and Creative Writing at Linfield College and is the author of “The Postcolonial Citizen: The Intellectual Migrant.”

For more information about this or other library programs, please visit the library website at People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 312-1032.

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