Randa Jarrar Confronts America’s Amnesia

May 26, 2021

At Electric Literature, Randa Jarrar discusses her memoir, Love Is an Ex-Country, and the importance of confronting America’s history in order to grow from past mistakes. “A big part of my book is about the amnesia of America,” Jarrar says. “We are constantly at a time where we have to remind each other, ‘This has happened before. It didn’t work. Who is this benefiting?’ We can’t individually make change. We have to make it as a community.”

is a writer and illustrator. She is the author of two illustrated books, Last Night's Reading (Penguin Books, 2015) and Sanpaku (Archaia 2018).

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