Apr 11 • 54M

E92 - Hope and Sorrow w/ Helen Benedict

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American Prestige
A podcast from Daniel Bessner and Derek Davison that provides listeners with everything they need to know about what’s going on in the world.
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Danny and Derek welcome Helen Benedict, novelist, author, and professor at the Columbia Journalism School, to discuss refugees in European camps and the refugee crisis in general. They get into the genesis of the book she co-authored, Map of Hope and Sorrow: Stories of Refugees Trapped in Greece, which documents the experiences of refugees in one particular camp, working as a journalist vs. as a novelist, the US’s reputation as a bastion of human rights, the inherent colonialism of anthropology, the specific perils faced by women refugees, and more.