Junot Diaz Drops Your Ass Off in Kazakhstan


This morning Junot Diaz was on NPR talking about the immigrant experience, one of a series of authors Morning Edition has tapped this week (Jhumpa Lahiri is on tomorrow) to throw a bit of a Thanksgiving curveball in advance of that most American holiday. I approve. “Can you imagine,” says Diaz, within about 15 seconds, “what it would be like if today I just took you, stripped you from your family, your circuits, your language, your culture, and dropped your ass off in Kazakhstan?” It pretty much just takes off from there.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 24, 2008

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