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In Person Book Talk- Listening to Laredo w/ author Mehnaaz Momen in Conversation w/ Chaitali Sen
Listening to Laredo: A Border City in a Globalized Age is a meticulously researched analysis of a community whose history spans over two centuries and whose unique location on the banks of the Rio Grande offers it both challenges and opportunities. Mehnaaz Momen unpacks the social, political, and economic forces that have shaped the city since before 1848 and up to the present.
What is a border town? What is a border? Questions that Mehnaaz Momen asks and answers in her brilliant Listening to Laredo: A Border City in a Globalized Age. Through insightful analysis of the sociopolitical and economic realities of this most unique urban space whose cultural reality straddles two countries, Momen uncovers Laredo’s critical truths and social structures.
— Norma Elia Cantú, author of Canícula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera
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Mehnaaz Momen is a Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at Texas A&M International University and the author of The Paradox of Citizenship in American Politics and
Political Satire, Postmodern Reality, and the Trump Presidency.
Chaitali Sen is the author of the novel The Pathless Sky (Europa Editions 2015) and the short story collection A New Race of Men from Heaven, which won the Mary McCarthy Prize for Short Fiction (Sarabande Books 2023). Her stories and essays have appeared in Boulevard, Ecotone (receiving a special mention in the 2019 Best American Short Stories Anthology), Shenandoah, New England Review, New Ohio Review, Colorado Review, Electric Literature, LitHub, Los Angeles Review of Books, Catapult, and many other publications.