Book Reading by V.V. Ganeshananthan (University of Minnesota and American Academy Berlin)
V.V. Ganeshananthan (Writer and Assistant Professor of English, University of Minnesota and Mary Ellen von der Heyden Fellow, American Academy in Berlin) will read from her novel in progress, Movement, which draws on a decade of research on the Sri Lankan civil war, as well as her experience as a member of the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora. The story tracks its protagonist, Sashi, from her time as a young medic in northern Sri Lanka, in the late 1980s, to her career as an emergency room doctor in New York City, in 2009. As the war hurtles to a brutal conclusion that year, the lessons of Sashi’s history move her to a questionable act of political theater.
The reading will take place on Wednesday, Nov 01, 2017 at 4:15 p.m. in room VG 3.103 (Verfügungsgebäude), Platz der Göttinger Sieben 7, 37073 Göttingen.
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