This event is free and available via YouTube.
Join the fine people at Get Lit! in the virtual sphere for a reading and conversation with writers Sayantani Dasgupta and Rajiv Mohabir. Dasgupta, the author of the short story collection Women Who Misbehave, and Mohabir, author of Antiman, a poetic memoir, use their own experiences and the experiences of their characters to approach questions of cultural heritage, sexuality, and identity. Both writers will share their work and engage in a conversation about using their work to redefine roles and boundaries typically put around women, immigrants, and other underrepresented groups.
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'Sayantani Dasgupta's short stories are witty, well-crafted, and
wondrous. Compulsively readable, Dasgupta's stories announce an
exciting new talent in Indian fiction.'
(Please note: This book cannot be returned.)
In Fire Girl, her debut collection of essays, Sayantani Dasgupta examines her personal story against the history, religion, popular culture and mythology of South Asia and her current home in the American West.
Praise for Fire Girl
In Cutlish, a title referencing the rural recasting of the cutlass or machete, Rajiv Mohabir creates a form migrated from Caribbean chutney music in order to verse the precarity of a queer Indo-Caribbean speaker in the newest context of the United States.
Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. Winner of the Kundiman Poetry Prize. Rajiv Mohabir uses his queer and mixed- caste identities as grace notes to charm alienation into silence. Mohabir's inheritance of myths, folk tales, and multilingual translations make a palimpsest of histories that bleed into one another.