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City of Asylum Speaker

Event Hosted by the English Department and the Writing Center

RaMa, a critically acclaimed Sudanese author, is a writer in residence at Pittsburgh's City of Asylum, an organization providing sanctuary for writers who are endangered in their countries of origin. RaMa will speak about censorship, banned books, and experiences writing in Sudan, as well as read from her short stories, novels, and nonfiction. Her writing has appeared in English, Korean, French, and Spanish translations.

For her safety, RaMa is in our region anonymously and uses a pen name for all public appearances. For that reason, we do not allow photography or recording at today's event.

The City of Asylum speaker is sponsored in part by the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Eastern Region Program, the Department of English and Foreign Languages and the Writing Center.