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Book Discussion with Vijay Prashad: Strongmen

Presented by Forbes Library and the 2020 UMass/Five College History Writer-In-Residence Program

Join the internationally acclaimed public intellectual, activist and historian Vijay Prashad for a discussion of the book, Strongmen: Putin / Erdoğan / Duterte / Trump / Modi. Edited and introduced by Prashad, Strongmen is an energetic, focused book featuring essays by five acclaimed writers: American playwright Eve Ensler, Indian storyteller and actor Danish Husain, Turkish novelist Burhan Sönmez, Russian-American novelist and journalist Lara Vapnyar, and Filipina feminist novelist Ninotchka Rosca.

Copies of the book are available at Forbes Library and at the W.E.B. DuBois Library at UMass Amherst.

Historic Northampton is wheelchair accessible. 

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Vijay Prashad

Vijay Prashad is the Director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, Chief Editor of LeftWord Books, and Chief Correspondent for Globetrotter. He has written twenty-five books, including the two volume history The Darker Nations and The Poorer Nations; and he has edited twenty books, including Liberate the Colonies. For twenty-five years he has been a foreign correspondent for Frontline, India's national magazine. Prashad holds a PhD in history from the University of Chicago. 


Additional Events with Vijay Prashad

An Evening Assembly: A Conversation on Public Education When the World’s on Fire with Gwen Agna
Tuesday, February 25, 6:00 pm, Edwards Church (297 Main St, Northampton). 
Co-hosted with the Jackson Street PTO and numerous additional community partners. 

Writer-In-Residence Public Lecture: History to the Defeated May Say Alas 
Wednesday, February 26, 6:00, UMass Amherst Flavin Auditorium (Isenberg School of Management, Rm 137)
Co-hosted with numerous university partners.

Check the Forbes Library Website for additional future events with Vijay Prashad


This event is presented by Forbes Library and the UMass/Five College Graduate Program in History as part of the 2020 History-Writer-In-Residence Program. Supported by Five Colleges, Inc., this program supports bringing renowned writers whose historical work engages broad public audiences to spend a week in residence in the UMass Amherst History Department. Forbes Library exists to provide a wide range of information and materials to all people, and to encourage and support the civic, intellectual, and cultural pursuits of the community.