South Sudanese-American writer Nyuol Lueth Tong is editor of this new short story collection, There Is a New Country: New Fiction from the New Nation of South Sudan published by McSweeneys. Nyuol Lueth Tong is attending Duke University on a Reginaldo Howard Memorial Scholarship. He also runs a nonprofit, SELFSudan.
I’M YOUR NEIGHBOR book club celebrating Maine’s new-arrival communities launches at the Portland Public Library
Portland, Maine celebrates nine books set in Maine’s “new arrival” communities with a 2013 city-wide read. Writers include South Sudanese memoirist, Aruna Kenyi in The Telling’s Room’s anthology I REMEMBER WARM RAIN. High school students who are named by the NAACP as Martin Luther King Jr. Fellows introduced each […]
Bridging Cultures – Muslim Journeys is a new reading list created by the NEH in collaboration with the American Library Association. This is a reading list for general readers and is a good resource for high school and college students. It includes House of Stone by Anthony Shadid, […]
I hear about Aruna Kenyi before I meet him. I’m at the Telling Room in Portland, a large upstairs room on Commercial Street facing the busy waterfront, where teenagers come to write with the support of professional writers. Patty Hagge is one teacher, a striking woman with pure […]