Editor André Naffis-Sahely discusses and signs The Heart of a Stranger: An Anthology of Exile Literature

Exile lies at the root of our earliest stories. Charting varied experiences of people forced to leave their homes from the ancient world to the present day, The Heart of a Stranger is an anthology of poetry, fiction and non-fiction that journeys through six continents, with over a hundred contributors drawn from twenty-four languages.  Highlights include the wisdom of the 5th century Desert Fathers and Mothers, the Swahili Song of Liyongo, The Flight of the Irish Earls, Emma Goldman's travails in the wake of the First Red Scare, the Syrian poet Nizar Qabbani's ode to the lost world of Andalusia and the work of contemporary Eritrean fabulist Ribka Sibhatu.

Edited by poet and translator André Naffis-Sahely, The Heart of a Stranger offers a uniquely varied look at a theme both ancient and urgently contemporary. (Pushkin Press)


Event date: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
The Heart of a Stranger: An Anthology of Exile Literature Cover Image
By Andre Naffis-Sahely, Various (Translated by), Ngugi wa Thiong'o (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781782274261
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Pushkin Press - January 14th, 2020