Podcast: Dave Eggers, Samantha Power, and Valentino Achak Deng discuss What Is the What
On Monday night at Memorial Hall in Cambridge, the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard sponsored a discussion with writer, editor, and publisher Dave Eggers, Samantha Power, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide, and Valentino Achak Deng, a Sudanese "Lost Boy," and the subject of Eggers's fictional biography, What Is the What. Power moderated as Eggers and Achak Deng discussed the process of fictionalizing a true story, blurring the lines between fiction and non-, and inciting political action by rousing public interest. Click below to listen to the discussion.
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