Brattleboro Literary Festival 2022 Brattleboro Literary Festival 2022


Sunday, October 16, 2022

The Cost of Immigration—Albert Samaha & Thirii Myint
Albert Samaha
Albert Samaha
Concepcion: An Immigrant Family’s Fortunes
Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint
Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint
Names For Light: A Family History

A pair of authors reflect on living in the US and the immigrant experience.  Nearing the age at which his mother had migrated to the US, part of the wave of non-Europeans who arrived after immigration quotas were relaxed in 1965,

 In  his book Conception, Albert Samaha began to question the ironclad belief in a better future that had inspired her family to uproot themselves from their birthplace. 

Thirii Myint’s memoir, Names for Light, traverses time and memory to weigh three generations of a family's history against a painful inheritance of postcolonial violence and racism.