Watch the lecture that led to the book–Edwidge Danticat on Creating Dangerously

We are excited to publish Edwidge Danticat’s Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work later this year. The book is based on a lecture given here at Princeton as part of the Toni Morrison Lecture Series. You can watch Edwidge’s moving presentation here: http://www.princeton.edu/WebMedia/podcast/20080325_danticat.mp4

Read up on her book here: http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9262.html

Geoff Robinson on the Rising Above Oppression Panel at LA Festival of Books

C-SPAN taped the panel: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/293144-4&showFullAbstract=1

From their site: Authors talked about their books about battling oppression. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Marla Stone moderated. The panelists were: Phillip Kearney, Under the Blue Flag: My Mission in Kosovo (Phoenix Books; March 30, 2010); Richard Reeves, Daring Young Men: The Heroism and Triumph of the Berlin Airlift – June 1948 – May 1949 (Simon & Schuster; January 5, 2010); and Geoffrey Robinson, If You Leave Us Here, We Will Die”: How Genocide Was Stopped in East Timor (Princeton University Press; November 16, 2009). “Rising Above Oppression” was an 11:00 a.m. PT history panel of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books in Haines 39 on the UCLA campus on Saturday, April 24, 2010.

Geoffrey Robinson discusses his experiences in East Timor

Geoff Robinson, author of “If You Leave Us Here, We Will Die” is participating in the LA Festival of Books this week (details of his panel below). Meantime, for those of us who are not in Los Angeles and can’t attend the panel, this video interview from UCLA is fantastic.

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Saturday, April 24, 11 a.m.

Geoff’s panel is being held on campus at UCLA in Haines 39.

Geoff Robinson on Kresta in the Afternoon

This week is the anniversary of the flare in violence in East Timor following the vote for independence from Indonesia. Kresta in the Afternoon invited Geoff Robinson, author of “If You Leave Us Here, We Will Die” on to discuss his experiences in East Timor during this period of violence and the internationalinterventions required to prevent genocide. What lessons does East Timor offer for the rest of the world?

Two ways to listen in:

Or if you prefer the interview without the visuals, listen here.