Conversation with Writer: Naseem Rakha
2011-03-30 12:00 PM
2011-03-30 02:00 PM
March 30, 2011
from 12:00 pm to 02:00 pm
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The University Writing Program is pleased to announce an event with award-winning author and journalist, Naseem Rakha, who will present on campus for the UWP Conversations with Writers Speaker Series on Wednesday, March 30th, from 12-2pm in 126 Voorhies.
About the Author
Naseem Rakha is an award-winning author and journalist whose stories have been heard on NPR’s All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Marketplace Radio, Christian Science Monitor, and Living on Earth. In her work, she examines a persistent theme: the capacity to forgive the unforgivable.
She has witnessed it in her work as a teacher and consultant for Native American tribes, as a mediator in the clean up of the nuclear site that created the Nagasaki bomb, and as a reporter covering state run executions. It was this later experience that led her to write her groundbreaking novel The Crying Tree. Set in southern Illinois and central Oregon, Rakha tells a story of a mother who must overcome the hate, grief, and secrets that surround the murder of her 15-year-old son, and defy church and family as she attempts to stop the execution of the man who killed her boy.