The WLU Centre for Memory and Testimony Studies and the Department of English and Film Studies present:
A reading from and discussion of Maya Ombasic's award-winning auto-fictional memoir, Mostarghia (Biblioasis, 2019)
"A portmanteau of Mostar and nostalgia, Mostarghia evokes Ombasic’s yearning for a place that no longer exists: the city before the civil war, when its many ethnicities interacted in a spirit of civility and in harmony. It refers as well to Andrei Tarkovsky’s classic film Nostalghia, the viewing of which illuminated the author’s often explosive relationship with her father, a larger-than-life figure who was both influence and psychological burden"
Light refreshments provided. All are welcome.
The organizers wish to thank the Dean of Arts office for additional support for this event.