Genocide, Exile, and the Women Who Conquer Loss

When:
October 14, 2017 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
2017-10-14T15:30:00-04:00
2017-10-14T16:30:00-04:00
Where:
Merten Hall, Room 1203, George Mason University
4441 George Mason Blvd
Fairfax, VA 22030
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kara Oakleaf
703.993.3986

In Beasts Behave in Foreign Lands, winner of the Letras Latinas/ Red Hen Poetry Prize, Ruth Irupé Sanabria writes devastating poetry on the effects, both psychological and emotional, of genocide and exile on the women in her Argentinian family. This gripping collection of poetry is the result of Sanabria’s opportunity, almost 40 years after the Fifth Army Corps kidnapped, tortured, and imprisoned her family members, to testify as a witness in the trials against this group in Bahia Blanca. After this experience, Sanabria created poems to pay tribute to the matriarchs of her family and their confrontation of such loss almost 40 years ago. Sponsored by Split This Rock.