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Khaled Hosseini in Seattle: The reality of refugees beyond fiction

What happens when a humanitarian connects with a fiction writer to make their work a reality? Razia Jan and Khaled Hosseini share the story of their collaboration.

In this talk, author Hosseini discusses his novels and philanthropic efforts with fellow humanitarian Razia Jan.

From Syrian refugees to Afghan girls' education, Hosseini implores the importance of fiction for intimate perspectives and its offerings to human community.

Hosseini is the author of the bestselling novels "The Kite Runner" and "A Thousand Splendid Suns." In 2006 Hosseini was appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN's refugee agency.

Jan is the founder of Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation, which “empowers girls and young women through community-based education in Deh’Subz, Afghanistan.”

The event was moderated by Sonora Jha, writer and professor of journalism at Seattle University. It took place October 27 in Pigott Auditorium.

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