Exit West: A Conversation with Novelist Mohsin Hamid


WHEN September 5, 2017
6:30-8 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

Internationally acclaimed novelist Mohsin Hamid (The Reluctant Fundamentalist, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia) joins us for a conversation about his newest work, Exit West. Set in a world much like ours, with some surreal twists, this timely and highly acclaimed novel explores the experience of two ordinary people, Saeed and Nadia, who become refugees when their world is suddenly upended. Their condition as their condition as migrants—facilitated, fantastically, by secret portals that whisk them away to unknown destinations—both vividly evokes migration crises faced in many parts of our own world, but also suggests that “migration” may be a permanent condition we all share. The challenges these characters face, including how to negotiate their evolving relationship, require them to define and redefine their notions of love, loss, belief, and identity

  • Mohsin Hamid, Author, "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" (Harcourt, 2007) and "How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia" (Riverhead Books, 2013), Individuals
Hosted by
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
In conversation with
  • Bryan Waterman, Associate Professor of Literature and Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Development, NYUAD

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