Return to the Unknown

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB, 420 West 118th Street)
Please join the Harriman Institute for a discussion with Polish poet and Columbia University Senior Lecturer Anna Frajlich-Zajac as she recounts her recent return to Kyrgyzstan, the country of her birth. 
 
In the summer of 2014, Anna Frajlich-Zajac for the first time returned to Kyrgyzstan, the country of her birth, at the invitation of former president Roza Otunbayeva. During the war Frajlich's mother, separated from her mobilized husband, was evacuated from Lvov to Kyrgyzstan, where she gave birth to Anna near the city of Osh, on the “Roof of the World.” Frajlich will share the story of “her return to the unknown,” the curious chain of events of how it came about, and the incredible homecoming that was organized in her honor.