The Global Centre for Pluralism 8th Annual Pluralism Lecture “The Moment of Encounter – History, Disruptions, and Transformations – 19 May 2021

20211 hour 6 minutes, CanadaEnglish

The Global Centre for Pluralism in collaboration with the University of British Columbia presents a lecture by Ethiopian novelist and 2020 Booker Prize finalist, Maaza Mengiste, followed by a conversation with Nahlah Ayed, host of CBC Radio's Ideas. Opening remarks by Princess Zahra Aga Khan. Ms. Mengiste talks about her journey into historical research while writing her critically acclaimed novel, The Shadow King. She discusses the surprising and revelatory discoveries she made about collective memory and official archives, and what history can teach us about the future.