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AWP Panel with Q.M. Zhang, Abeer Hoque, Tania De Rozario, Hope Wabuke, and Minal Hijratwala

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Fracturing Memory, Crossing Borders: Transnational Memoir Writers Discuss Hybrid Necessities

For transnational writers who spend their lives constantly negotiating borders—geographic and personal—hybridity no longer becomes a choice. This panel features diverse writers whose experimental memoirs include nonlinearity, multiple genres, photographs, and other multimedia. We will discuss how these hybrid strategies succeed or fail when trying to reconstruct family histories or address personal trauma, and how this can be especially challenging when moving between nations and identities.