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Imagining the Other: Writing and Reading Inclusively

All Levels | How do we read and write about those peoples and cultures different from our own? What does it take to read and write intersectionally? How do we reach a diverse audience? Recognize the pitfalls of cultural appropriation, exoticism, and tokenism that unwittingly lead even the most well-intentioned writer into difficulties. Read and discuss examples from Junot Díaz, Toni Morrison, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, and others. There will also be opportunities to workshop your own writing.

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Instructor: Nalini Iyer

Class Type: 6 Sessions

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Start Date: 02/10/2018

End Date: 03/17/2018

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Nalini Iyer

Nalini Iyer is a Professor of English at Seattle University and is the co-author of Roots and Reflections: South Asians in the Pacific Northwest. She has also co-edited two other books, Other Tongues: Rethinking the Language Debates in India; Revisiting India’s Partition: New Essays on Memory, Culture, and Politics. She teaches postcolonial Anglophone and diasporic literatures from South Asia and Africa and is a frequent book reviewer for the International Examiner.

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