"I have no mother tongue, only my adopted language is my home"


Thursday, April 3, 2014, 2:00pm to 3:30pm


CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

Esty G. Hayim
Author; Teaches creative writing at Seminar Hakibutzim College, Israel

Esty G. Hayim, daughter of Holocaust survivors, was born in Israel. She studied theater and acting at Tel Aviv University and performed in leading theater houses in Israel. She published four novels and an anthology of short stories, for which she received a prestigious literary prize. She writes about the ongoing battle of first generation Holocaust survivors with their memories and guilt, and with the complicated role of the second generations as their parents' protectors.

Contact: Liz Flanagan
Sponsor(s): Center for Jewish Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies Working Group on Middle East Literature in Transition: New Frontiers in the 21st Century, Center for Middle Eastern Studies