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LIVE from the NYPL: AYAAN HIRSI ALI in conversation with Philip Gourevitch PEN WORLD VOICES: The New York Festival of International Literature


Despite death threats and intimidation, Ayaan Hirsi Ali has remained a vocal critic of the treatment of Muslim women. With Paris Review editor Philip Gourevitch, Ms. Hirsi Ali will discuss her new book, The Caged Virgin, and her experiences throughout Africa and as a Dutch MP.

This event is co-sponsored by PEN American Center in association with PEN World Voices, The New York Festival of International Literature.

Co-sponsored by The Paris Review.




About Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Ayaan Hirsi Ali was born in Somalia in 1969. After she was forced to flee Somalia with her family, Ayaan Hirsi Ali grew up in Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, and Kenya. She now lives in The Netherlands. She is the author of De zoontjesfabriek (The Son Factory) and co-creator, with Theo van Gogh, of the film Submission.

About Philip Gourevitch

Philip Gourevitch was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1961. Editor of The Paris Review and staff writer at The New Yorker, Gourevitch is also the author of We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories From Rwanda and A Cold Case.