Davis Center Reads: I Will Die in a Foreign Land

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In Kalani Pickhart's award-winning debut novel, four lives are changed by the 2013 Euromaidan Protests in Ukraine. In a kaleidoscopic narrative, Pickhart depicts not only the intricacies of these individual lives, but also the cultural shifts that took place in Ukraine at the time. "Innovative, emotionally resonant, and deeply affecting," according to Kirkus Reviews, I Will Die in a Foreign Land is the winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award.

Join Davis Center Outreach and Kalani Pickhart for a conversation about her novel, what led her to write it, and its place in today's literary and political landscape. The first ten registrants will receive a free copy of the novel, which can also be purchased here.

This is the first of a three-part series that Davis Center Outreach is running this Spring, "Davis Center Reads," in which we will read and discuss books focused on Ukraine.

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This event is cosponsored by the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute. 


The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact us at 617-495-4037 or daviscenter@fas.harvard.edu in advance of your participation or visit. Requests for Sign Language interpreters and/or CART providers should be made at least two weeks in advance if possible. Please note that the Davis Center will make every effort to secure services but that services are subject to availability.