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Articles tagged "The Sequoia Children"

The Song and the Singer: On Translating Gon Ben Ari’s \“The Sequoia Children\”

I grew up in Israel to bilingual parents. My father was born and raised in Philadelphia. My mother was born in New York City to Israeli parents. When my father speaks Hebrew he still has an accent. His Rs are soft. My mother is fluent in English and Hebrew, and makes spelling mistakes in both. I grew up in a household where we’d say things like, “Can you go to the makolet and buy some chalav?” When I started the MFA Writing program at Columbia, speaking the language...

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