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A Green Reef - Stephen Henighan

Posted on Monday, November 4th, 2013

A Green Reef - Stephen Henighan Video
A Governor General's Award nominee, a novelist, short story writer, journalist, scholar, and teacher, Professor Henighan has explored subjects that range from Latin American writers in 1920s Paris to the impact of NAFTA on Canadian publishing to national identity debates in Moldova to the literature of the Nicaraguan Revolution. He is fascinated by how literature imagines the nation, and even plays a role in bringing national identity to life, particularly in countries that reject the liberal ideology of globalization. Professor Henighan is working on the relation between the novel, history, the state and the imaginary vision of the nation in the Portuguese-speaking African country of Angola and has just released a new book, A Green Reef, on the subject of climate change.
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