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Birthmark: Divided Vision & the Coming of Perspective

Monday, November 5, 2018
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Storrs Campus
Class of 1947 Reading Room, Homer Babbidge Library

Professor STEPHEN CLINGMAN will read from Birthmark (University of Massachusetts Press, 2016), a memoir of divided vision in the divided world of apartheid South Africa. When Stephen was two, he underwent an operation to remove a birthmark under his right eye. The operation failed, and the birthmark returned. Clingman takes the fact of that mark — its appearance, disappearance, and return — as a guiding motif of memory. In a beguiling narrative set on three continents, this is a story that is personal, painful, comic, and ultimately uplifting: a book not so much of the coming of age but the coming of perspective.

Copies of Birthmark will be available for purchase and may be personalized at this open to the public event. Contact Barnes & Noble at Storrs Center to order your copy in advance.


Asian American Studies Institute (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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