Fiction

The State of Things
1:00 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

South Sudanese Duke Student Writes Of Home

Nyuol Tong, Duke student and writer, from South Sudan
Credit http://www.selfsudan.org/ / Self Sudan

  

When Nyuol Tong was six years old, his family was caught in the crossfire of the Sudanese Civil War. After living in Sudanese refugee camps, and Egypt, Tong made his way to the United States. 

When Nyuol reflects on his life in Sudan and Egypt, he talks about the constant shifting he had to do in order to survive. 

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The State of Things
11:38 am
Mon December 9, 2013

South Sudanese Duke Student Writes Of Home

South Sudanese Writer and Duke Student, Nyuol Tong
Credit selfsudan.org / Self Sudan

When Nyuol Tong was six years old, his family was caught in the crossfire of the Sudanese Civil War. After living in Sudanese refugee camps, and Egypt, Tong made his way to the United States. 

When Nyuol reflects on his life in Sudan and Egypt, he talks about the constant shifting he had to do in order to survive. 

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The State of Things
11:27 am
Wed December 4, 2013

A Ghost Story Explores The Anxiety Of Aging

Credit williamsconescu.com

    

The author William Conescu struggled with double vision before having surgery to fix the disorder.

The idea of double vision lingered with him and his new novel Kara Was Here (Soft Skull Press/ 2013), features a character who sees double, both literally and metaphorically.  The character grapples with the conflict between the life he chose and the life he gave up.  Host Frank Stasio speaks to William Conescu about the novel.

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