Current Events – 29 October 2017

“I have spent much of my life turning away from the scripts given to me, in China and in America; my refusal to be defined by the will of others is my one and only political statement.” – Yiyun Li; in the words of one writer, “Yiyun Li grew up in Beijing, China and moved to the United States in 1996. She received an MFA from Iowa Writers’ Workshop and an MFA in creative nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa. Her stories and essays have been published in ‘The New Yorker’, ‘The Paris Review’, and elsewhere.”

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