MEET THE AUTHOR #15: MITHU SANYAL

Kali and Shiva Public Domain

Tue, 22.02.2022

18:00

Online

Identitti

For the fifteenth international meeting on 22 February, we have invited the author Mithu Sanyal to read her book Identitti with us.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

What a scandal: Prof. Dr. Saraswati is WHITE! It doesn't get any worse. Because the professor for postcolonial studies in Düsseldorf was just the goddess of all debates about identity - and described herself as a person of color. As if Sally Rooney, Beyoncé and Frantz Fanon were watching Sex Education together, a hunt for “real” belonging begins. While the internet hounds Saraswati and protests are demanding her dismissal, her student Nivedita asks her the most intimate questions. Mithu Sanyal writes with exhilarating self-irony and liberating knowledge. Nobody leaves the spin cycle of this novel as they entered it

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Mithu M. Sanyal (C) Guido Schiefer Mithu Sanyal was born in Düsseldorf in 1971 and is a cultural scientist, author, journalist, and critic. In 2009 her non-fiction book Vulva. The Invisible Gender was published, in 2016 Rape. Aspects of a crime.

In 2021 Hanser published her first novel Identitti, which was shortlisted for the German Book Prize and was awarded the Ruhr Literature Prize and the 2021 Ernst Bloch Prize.


WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Everyone who wants to read and discover German-language literature, meet authors and share their reading experience with others - even if you have not yet read the book. The book club takes place in German. All participants should have sufficient language skills to read and discuss in German.

Register here:

Registration Zoom You will then receive a link to the online live session.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

We use Zoom for our meetings. We recommend using a headset, as loudspeakers can create annoying echo effects. Participation is possible from PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device. To participate, simply follow the link that we will send you after registration and register in the room.
 

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