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Franco-Argentine writer addresses memory, language, migration

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

FREDERICK, Md.—A noted Franco-Argentine writer will discuss the role of memory, language and migration as it relates to her first novel Monday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Coblentz Seminar Room at Hood College.

Laura Alcoba is the author of The Rabbit House, a personal memoir told from the perspective of a seven-year-old girl whose parents were involved in the early 1970s underground resistance movement to topple the dictatorship in Argentina. The book addresses the issues of trust, betrayal and survival.

Alcoba, professor at the University of Paris, Nanterre, is the author of four novels. Recently she was nominated for the prestigious French literary award, Prix Medici.

The lecture is in Spanish with English translation.

For more information, contact Griselda Zuffi, Ph.D., professor of Spanish, at