[MGSA-L] The Modern Greek Seminar at Columbia: Gazi Kapllani on Friday, November 11th, 6:30 p.m., Hamilton 602

Evangelos Calotychos ec2268 at columbia.edu
Wed Nov 9 10:41:34 PST 2011

> The Modern Greek Seminar
> at the University Seminars Program
> & The Program in Hellenic Studies
> in cooperation with
> The Harriman Institute
> Columbia University
> invite you to a reading & discussion with
> (Author and Journalist)
> "My Name Is Europe"
> On Friday, November 11th
> At 6:30 p.m., Hamilton Hall 602
> Gazmend Kapllani was born in Lushnje, Albania. In January 1991, he
> crossed the border into Greece as an immigrant. He worked there as
> builder, cook and kiosk attendant while also studying at Athens
> University. He completed a Ph.D. from Panteion University on the image
> of Albanians in the Greek press and of Greeks in the Albanian press.
> Freelancing since 1999, today he is now recognized as one of the most
> renowned columnists in Greece. From 2001-2011, he was a regular
> columnist for Ta Nea newspaper. In 2011, he has been writing to To
> Vima on Sunday as well as To Vima online.
> His first novel _A Short Border Handbook?_ is an exhilarating and
> black-humoured exploration of migration and borders appeared in Greek
> from Livanis Publications in 2007. Subsequently, the book has seen
> English, Polish, and Danish translations, and a French version will
> appear in Spring 2012. It was shortlisted for the John D. Criticos
> Prize in London. Kapllani's My Name Is Europe (LIvanis Publications)
> was published in 2010. Gazmend Kapllani lives in Athens.
> See: http://gazikapllani.blogspot.com/

  Cosmos Fm interview with Stelios Taketzis at: http://www.esnips.com/doc/87950676-7e89-4bde-ba23-e8596a69f8d8/kaplani-oct-15-2011

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