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this week at AACC:

Due to Winter Break, AACC will not be processing space requests until Tuesday, January 20th. If you have any immediate concerns about space requests, please contact our center at aacc@illinois.edu. We will try to respond as soon as possible.

AACC Book Club: The City Son

For this semester's installment of the AACC Book Club, we will be reading The City Son, by Samrat Upadhyay. This page-turning novel is set in the author’s home country, Nepal. Upadhyay paints a vivid portrait of a scorned woman's lifelong obsession to get revenge for her husband's infidelity that has devastating ramifications for her husband’s illegitimate son. Once you get started you won't be able to put down this page turner. Come pick up a copy at the AACC ($10 per copy) or check it out from the University library near you.

List of Events:

Exploring The City Son

Part of our Food For Thought Lunch Series

Date & Time: Tuesday, December 2nd at 12:00pm-1:00pm

Location: The Asian American Cultural Center 1210 W. Nevada Street

You won't want to miss hearing from the author himself! Samrat Upadhyay will be joining us on Tuesday, December 2nd for a public reading of the book at 12:00pm for our weekly Food For Thought program!

 

Author Meet & Greet

Date & Time: Tuesday, December 2nd at 5:00pm-6:00pm

Location: The Asian American Cultural Center 1210 W. Nevada Street

This is your chance to get up close and personal with author Samrat Upadhyay.  During the meet and greet, attendees have the opportunity to speak with the author about the themes and intricate details of The City Son. Also, get your copy of the book autographed! 

 

Samrat Upadhyay is a professor of creative writing at Indiana University. He is also the first Nepali born writer who writes in English to be published in the West.  Other works include Arresting God in Kathmandu, The Guru of Love, The Royal Ghosts, Buddha’s Orphans, and Secret Places: New Writing from Nepal. For more information about the author, please visit http://samratupadhyay.com.

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