Hear what it’s like to be an artist in exile. Leonard talks to South African writer Breyten Breytenbach
and Croatian novelist Dubravka Ugresic
. When Breytenbach and his Vietnamese wife tried to re-enter his native country in 1975, he was thrown in jail thanks to harsh anti-miscegenation laws. Ugresic now lives in Amsterdam; she left her country in 1991 after the media branded her a public enemy for criticizing nationalism and the war in the former Yugoslavia.
Breyten Breytenbach and Dubravka Ugrešić will be reading and speaking
Tues. Sept. 23rd at 8:00 pm
At the 92nd St. Y
Lexington Ave. and 92nd St.
Tickets and more info here