How has the concept of home changed in the face of global upheaval, and what can we do to restore places and people? Take a pause as we talk about reframing the ideas of nourishment, comfort, and belonging in a world full of displacement.
This programme is made possible with the support of the Embassy of France and the High Commission of Canada.
Writers / Presenters
Lilian Thuram, born in Guadeloupe in 1972, started the foundation Education contre le racisme, pour l’égalité in 2008. He has written several books including My Black Stars (PUL, Liverpool, 2021), Seligmann Prize against Racism, Manifeste pour l’égalité (Autrement, 2012), Notre Histoire (Delcourt, 2014 and 2016), White Thinking (Hero, London, 2021).
Born in Afghanistan in 1962, Atiq Rahimi fled to France in 1984 to escape the Soviet coup. There, he made his name as a writer, film, and documentary maker. He directed the film adaptation of his first novel Earth and Ashes, which was released in 2005 to great acclaim.
Merlinda Bobis is an award-winning Filipina-Australian novelist, poet and dramatist with 12 published books. She received the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction in the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards and a Philippine National Book Award for her novel "Locust Girl, A Lovesong.
Koh Buck Song is the author and editor of almost 40 books, including seven books of poetry and haiga (haiku with ink sketches), Brand Singapore (third edition, on Singapore’s country brand) and Around The World In 68 Days (travel memoir and reflections on life from visiting 13 countries). He is the National Gallery Singapore’s Poet-in-Residence 2021-22.