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658. Giannina Braschi: United States of Banana

Thursday, 5 January, 7:00–8:15 p.m., 206, Hynes

Presiding: Tess O'Dwyer, Tess O'Dwyer Arts Management

Tess O'Dwyer's Annotation:
Don't Miss this MLA special event. Hailed "The Waste Land of the 21st Century" by The Evergreen Review, UNITED STATES OF BANANA by Giannina Braschi was recommended by Library Journal for "fans of philosophical fiction such as Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra". PEN World Voices Festival calls Braschi "one of the most revolutionary voices in Latin America today". This dramatic performance follows scholarly panel #503 at 12 noon, "United States of Banana: Revolutionary in Subject and Form" with Arnaldo Cruz-Malave of Fordham, Maritza Stanchich of U of Puerto Rico, and Cristina Garrigos of U of Leon, Spain.

Speaker: Giannina Braschi, New York, NY

Session Description:

The celebrated Hispanic American writer Giannina Braschi debuts dramatic scenes from her new book United States of Banana. She is the author of the postmodern poetry classic Empire of Dreams and the Spanglish novel Yo-Yo Boing! These three titles form a mixed-genre trilogy on the subject of the American immigrant. Attendees receive the trilogy compliments of the publisher AmazonCrossing.


  • American Literature – General

  • American Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century

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