Achy Obejas

writer & translator

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Oakland: Public Conversation with Achy Obejas and Cristina Garcia

January 15, 2017 at Mills College in Oakland.

Join us for the final event in our semi-annual Translation Festival!

Award-winning novelist and translator Achy Obejas will sit down with award-winning novelist Cristina Garcia to talk the craft of writing, the process of being translated, and more. We hope to see you at this event with these two stunning writers.

Location: Mills Hall Living Room
Mills College campus | 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94613

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“Volver” on Bridges to Cuba

“As we near the end of the summer, we are thrilled to feature as our August blog post a stunning and evocative piece by Achy Obejas that defies description and is both moving and profound. Part prose-poem, part tango dance, part intertextual game, “Volver” asks us to reflect on the way we speak and think about our complex relationships with Cuba. Teasing and thoughtful, Achy leaves us wondering how our words, among them those of Martí and Obama, and others, have come to represent and misrepresent the island we want so much to understand. We hope you enjoy the piece as much as we did and look forward to your comments!
Ruth and Richard”