1. Globalization and Literature – A Panel Discussion


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    It was initially predicted that globalization would have a particularly positive impact on literature for writers in smaller nations writing in less popular languages. Publishers and writers alike hoped that globalization might break down barriers of borders and language, opening up new markets in the process. Has that really happened? Or has globalization had a negative impact on writers and their ability to have their work published in new countries and translated into other languages? Our distinguished panel discuss the various impacts of globalization on their work – good and bad; expected and unexpected with Columbia humanities professor Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Vassalis Alexakis, Nadeem Aslam and Amin Maalouf.

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    • Entrevista // Nadeem Aslam (VO En)


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      Entrevista a l’escriptor Nadeem Aslam, que el 16 de setembre de 2013 va participar en una conversa sobre el Pakistan al CCCB amb la investigadora Ana Ballesteros. D'origen pakistanès, però resident a Anglaterra des dels 14 anys, Aslam parla en aquesta entrevista de la seva relació amb Pakistan i dels problemes que enfronta el país. www.cccb.org/ca/curs_o_conferencia-nadeem_aslam-44491

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      • Entrevista // Ana Ballesteros ens presenta l’escriptor Nadeem Aslam


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        Ana Ballesteros, investigadora i experta en Pakistan i Afganistan, ens presenta l’escriptor Nadeem Aslam, amb qui conversarà al CCCB el proper 16 de setembre. Programa: www.cccb.org/ca/curs_o_conferencia-nadeem_aslam-44491 Twitter #NadeemAslam

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        • Nadeem Aslam @ 5x15


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          Nadeem Aslam is the author of four novels. Season of the Rainbirds was his first novel; then Maps for Lost Lovers – which was longlisted for the Booker Prize, shortlisted for the IMPAC Prize, and awarded the Kiriyama Prize and the Encore Award - and, The Wasted Vigil, described by A. S. Byatt as 'unforgettable ... tragic and beautifully written'. His most recent book is The Blind Man’s Garden. Born in Pakistan, he now lives in England.

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          • Nadeem Aslam introduces The Blind Man's Garden


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            Nadeem Aslam's fourth novel, The Blind Man’s Garden, set, like its predecessor in Pakistan and Afghanistan in the wake of 9/11, and is already garnering terrific reviews: writing in the Independent, Leyla Sanai said of it: ‘Once or twice a year, a book stuns me. Nadeem Aslam's fourth novel, The Blind Man's Garden, has done just that. My expectations were high: Aslam has won a clutch of prizes. But the power of this extraordinary novel is still jarring.’ And James Lasdun in the Guardian wrote: ‘by any measure The Blind Man's Garden is an impressive accomplishment; a gripping and moving piece of storytelling that gets the calamitous first act in the "War on Terror" on to the page with grace, intelligence and rare authenticity.’ In this short film, Nadeem explains what he set out to do in the book.

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