SOAS University of London

Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS)

Ghost in the Tamarind reading by S. Shankar

THIS EVENT IS ARCHIVED
Professor S. Shankar (University of Hawai'i at Mānoa)

Date: 24 May 2017Time: 3:15 PM

Finishes: 24 May 2017Time: 5:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: B111

Type of Event: Reading

Who can you love? What do you owe to love and what to the world at large? In his forthcoming novel GHOST IN THE TAMARIND, S. Shankar explores these and other questions against the background of anti-caste movements in India. His reading from the novel highlights the challenges of writing in English about communities that do not primarily function in English. The reading will be followed by a Q&A.

S. Shankar is a critic, novelist, and translator. His scholarly areas of interest are postcolonial literature (especially of Africa and South Asia), literature of immigration, film, and translation studies. He is Professor of English and Director of the Creative Writing Program. His most recent book is Flesh and Fish Blood: Postcolonialism, Translation, and the Vernacular (2012; U. of California P.; Orient Blackswan India).

S. Shankar has been invited to SOAS as a Visiting Fellow for 'Multilingual Locals and Significant Geographies' project. This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 670876).

Sponsor: Horizon 2020, European Research Council