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Art Building West
141 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City, IA 52246
The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights and Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature are pleased to announce a public lecture and book signing by Lauren Markham, author of the 2019 One Community, One Book selection, The Far Away Brothers.
This year’s selection tells the story of identical twin brothers who are forced to leave their home in El Salvador under the brutal conditions of war and violence. They make their way to Oakland, California where they have to adjust to their new lives.
Markham’s storytelling captures rich and nuanced insight into the migrant experience. Of the book, The New York Times’ Jennifer Senior writes, “The Far Away Brothers is impeccably timed, intimately reported and beautifully expressed. Markham brings people and places to rumbling life; she has that rare ability to recreate elusive, subjective experiences...without taking undue liberties.”