Join us for our Summer Session Author Talk with Javier Zamora as he discusses his New York Times best-selling book "Solito" with moderator, Rutgers English department faculty member, Ben Purkert. Zamora will share his immigration journey & explore how identity influences our idea of home, & brings humanity & warmth to the figure of the "immigrant."
About Javier Zamora:
Memoirist, poet, and speaker Javier Zamora believes that immigrants must keep ownership of their own stories. In his new memoir, Solito, he explores his own: a harrowing journey to the US as an unaccompanied nine-year-old that gives a unique and unforgettable glimpse into the realities of child migration. In his talks, he shares the story of his trek to reunite with his family, and how therapy and writing were able to help him heal from the trauma that has haunted him ever since.