We want you to read Exit West and tell us your reactions. What questions did it raise? Did it offer insights into the world’s current crisis of migration? Mohsin Hamid has said, “Exit West personalizes and universalizes the idea of migration; it is personal for the two people in the novel, and universal because there are echoes of it in ourselves.”  Are there ways that this story also connected more personally to you with its themes of relocation and self-discovery?

Take a moment to write up your thoughts in a letter to your advising team. This can be a way of introducing yourself, giving us a sense of who you are and how you think. In July, we will send you the names and contact information of the faculty, staff, and student members of your advising team, so you can email them directly.

When you arrive on campus, you will be able to discuss Exit West with your advising team, with each other, and with Mohsin Hamid himself during his visit to Conn on September 26. If you bring your book with you, you may even get an autograph.