Main Program | Rewriting the Classics



 
26 Oct 2019 13:00 - 14:15
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Indus. Festival Hub, Jl. Raya Sanggingan (Google Maps)
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Dante’s Divine Comedy woven into a story about human trafficking. Pride and Prejudice as a Muslim rom com in modern-day Toronto. The ‘Malay trollope’ in W. Somerset Maugham’s The Four Dutchmen revisiting her lack of agency. Join us for a discussion with authors who’ve rewritten classics – as homage, critique or both.

Divine Comedy karya Dante disulam dalan sebuah cerita mengenai perdagangan manusia. Pride and Prejudice dalam kisah komedi romantis seorang Muslim dengan latar belakang Toronto modern. Pelacur Malaysia dalam The Four Dutchmen karya W. Somerset Maugham menilik kembali kekurangan perantaranya. Bergabunglah dengan kami dalam diskusi dengan para penulis yang telah menulis kembali kisah klasik – sebagai penghormatan, kritik atau keduanya.

Featuring

Mirandi Riwoe

Mirandi Riwoe’s The Fish Girl won Seizure’s Viva la Novella and was shortlisted for The Stella Prize. Mirandi also writes as MJ Tjia and has authored three crime novels. She is prose editor for Peril magazine. Her work …


Toni Jordan

Toni Jordan is the author of five novels, including the international bestseller Addition, the Indie Book Award winner Nine Days, and Our Tiny, Useless Hearts, a bedroom farce inspired by her love of Molière. Toni teaches creative …


Uzma Jalaluddin

Uzma Jalaluddin writes a parenting column for Canadian newspaper The Toronto Star. Her debut novel Ayesha At Last is a revamped Pride and Prejudice set in a Toronto Muslim community …



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