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Memoirs: Jewish Authors on Identity, Culture, Language

Esther Amini, Angela Himsel and Ilan Stavans with Sandee Brawarsky
Esther Amini, Angela Himsel and Ilan Stavans
Esther Amini Photo Credit: Aaron Levine; Ilan Stavans Photo Credit: Kevin Gutting

Memoirists write their personal stories in a way that appeals to the emotions and experiences of their readers.

Jewish memoirists Esther Amini (Concealed: A Memoir of a Jewish-Iranian Daughter Caught Between the Chador and America), Angela Himsel (A River Could be a Tree), and Ilan Stavans (The Seventh Heaven: Travels through Jewish Latin America) will sit down with Sandee Brawarsky, culture editor of The Jewish Week, to talk about how they use the memoir format to express their identity and history.

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Esther Amini

Esther Amini is a writer, painter, and psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice …

Angela Himsel

Angela Himsel’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Jewish Week, Forward, Lilith, and elsewhere …

Ilan Stavans

Ilan Stavans is the Publisher of Restless Books and the Lewis-Sebring Professor of Humanities, Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College …

Sandee Brawarsky

Sandee Brawarsky, an award-winning journalist, is the longtime culture editor of The Jewish Week

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