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How can literature (re)write history?

Look back, think ahead – What relevance and significance do the past wars and conflicts have for our present life today? And how can writers rewrite history and thus create new approaches to remembrance? In our next histoTALK, Priya Basil will talk about this with the Canadian authors Madeleine Thien and Rawi Hage. In their works, they both deal with the topics of war, trauma, migration and reminiscence. In this talk, they will read parts from their works and discuss the role that literature and literary writing can play in terms of remembrance and dealing with the past. How can remembrance be established and be maintained through language and literature? What forms of writing about war and trauma can be found? What role does both history and remembrance play in the immigration society?

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