Not Here, Not There
DATE / TIME
10 Nov, Sun
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
VENUEAsian Civilisations Museum, Ngee Ann Auditorium
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Festival Pass Event
This session is in English
In the wake of growing nativism in the world today, how do these writers consider the notions of belonging and not belonging in their works? Who or what determines the right to belong, and how should we discuss the nuances involved in acts of staying, moving, and settling?
This session is made possible with the assistance of the High Commission of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts.
Jason Erik Lundberg
US - Singapore
Jason Erik Lundberg was born in New York, and has lived in Singapore since 2007. He is the author and anthologist of over 20 books, including Diary of One Who Disappeared, Most Excellent and Lamentable, and Best New Singaporean Short Stories: Volume Four. His writing has been anthologised widely and translated into half a dozen languages.
Photo credit: Mindy Tan Photography
Akshita Nanda is the author of Beauty Queens of Bishan (Penguin Random House Southeast Asia, 2019) and Nimita’s Place (shortlisted for the 2017 Epigram Books Fiction Prize and adapted for the stage by TheatreWorks, 2019). A journalist at The Straits Times since 2007, she is pursuing a Masters in International Affairs at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.Akshita Nanda is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Kamal Al-Solaylee is a Canadian non-fiction author, professor, and journalist. His first book, Intolerable, won the Toronto Book Award in 2013. His second, Brown, won the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing in 2017. He holds a PhD in English from Nottingham University and is a professor of journalism at Ryerson University in Toronto.
Photo credit: Gary Gould