Main Program | Is All Writing an Exploration of Identity?


 
 
30 Oct 2022 16:30 - 17:30
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Alang-Alang. Festival Hub @Taman Baca (Google Maps)
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Writers Fariha Roisin, Preeta Samarasan and Kirstin Chen discuss the identity issues that challenge them as writers, as well as ask how we can move beyond the optics of diversity to enact real, structural change. How does one successfully navigate the nuances and intersections of race, gender, class, and national history?

Fariha Roisin, Preeta Samarasan dan Kirstin Chen mendiskusikan masalah identitas yang menantang mereka sebagai penulis, serta menanyakan bagaimana kita dapat bergerak melampaui optik keragaman untuk melakukan perubahan struktural yang nyata. Bisakah nuansa persinggungan ras, gender, kelas, dan sejarah bangsa berhasil dicapai?

Featuring

Kirstin Chen

Kirstin Chen is The New York Times best-selling author of three novels. Her latest, Counterfeit, is a Reese Witherspoon book club pick, a Roxane Gay book club pick, and a …


Sally Breen

Sally Breen is the author of the iconic grunge memoir The Casuals, winner of the Varuna Harper Collins Manuscript Prize and her novel Atomic City shortlisted for the People’s Choice …


Preeta Samarasan

Preeta Samarasan was born in Malaysia and moved to France where she now resides. Her novel Evening is the Whole Day was published in 2008, and more recently, her novel Tale of the …


Fariha Roisin

Fariha Róisín is a multidisciplinary artist. Her work has pioneered a refreshing & renewed conversation about wellness, contemporary Islam, and queer identities & has been featured in The New York …



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