History and Literature Lecture: Imagining a Secret History: Writing Days of Awe


Thursday, February 20, 2014, 6:00pm


Thompson Room, Barker Center 110, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Achy Obejas, Novelist, Translator and Journalist

We write to invite you to attend this spring’s Distinguished Lecture in History and Literature on Thursday evening, February 20, at 6 p.m. in Barker 110, featuring Achy Obejas, an award-winning novelist, translator, and journalist.
In her talk, "Imagining a Secret History: Writing Days of Awe," Obejas will discuss the process that produced her 2001 novel, Days of Awe, a complex exploration of one woman's journey through Cuban, American, and Jewish pasts to uncover her own history. Obejas is also the author of the novels Memory Mambo (1996) and Ruins (2009), the short story collection We Came All the Way from Cuba So You Could Dress Like This? (1994), and the poetry collection This Is What Happened in Our Other Life (2007). She is a distinguished translator whose work includes the Spanish translation of Junot Díaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.