The who behind What

Podcast: Dave Eggers, Samantha Power, and Valentino Achak Deng discuss What Is the What
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  March 6, 2007

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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.

DOWNLOAD: Dave Eggers, Samantha Power, and Valentino Achak Deng's discussion (mp3) (right-click, save-as)

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