Friday, February 3, 2012

Programs for the Week of 2/6

Monday: The Poetry of Tomas Transtromer: Sweden’s Nobel Laureate: Robin Robertson talks about Nobel Laureate, Tomas Transtromer's poems. Transtromer’s friend and a gifted poet in his own right, Robertson compares the original Swedish poems with his own, luminous English translations.

Tuesday: American Dervish: Milwaukee-born writer Ayad Akhtar’s debut novel, American Dervish, is a coming-of-age tale with a twist. As he tells the story of Pakistani-American teenager, Hayat Shah, Akhtar presents a complex and deeply personal portrayal of what it means to grow up Muslim in America.

Wednesday: Winning the War on War: Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria — the list of wars seems to go on and on. But in his new book, Winning the War on War, Joshua Goldstein argues that the tide of war is, in fact, receding. He claims that fewer wars are starting, and more are ending.

Thursday: The Lakota Way of Strength and Courage: Joseph Marshall III is a teacher, historian, writer and Lakota craftsman and archer, who has won awards for his screenplays, fiction and historical books. Recipient of the Wyoming Humanities Award, his most recent book is The Lakota Way of Strength and Courage: Lessons in Resilience from the Bow and Arrow.

Friday: Foodistan!: A new front in the decades-old standoff between India and Pakistan, Foodistan, an Indian reality TV show, pits the best chefs of the dueling nations against each other in a cross-border cook-off. In this showdown, tactical deployment of spices is what "curries" the day. A food fight or a recipe for peace?

Yadda-dada-dada... That's all, Folks!


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