Conversations on Literature
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The feminist discourse is understood and experienced differently in different parts of the world. This is also reflected in literature. In this conversation with writers and publishers from Germany and India, we will explore how feminism and gender relations are reflected through literature in the two countries. We will discuss ways in which projections, societal norms and global movements have shifted the feminist discourse over time.
Mithu Melanie Sanyal was born in Düsseldorf in 1971 and is a cultural scientist, writer, journalist and critic. Her non-fiction work Vulva. Das unsichtbare Geschlecht was published in 2009 and Vergewaltigung. Aspekte eines Verbrechens in 2016. She deals with feminist and postcolonial issues in her work. Her fictional debut Identitti speaks to ongoing discussions on race, culture and identity. It will be published in English in July 2022.
More information: Mithu Sanyal on "New Books in German"
Mithu Sanyal will participate in the event digitally.
Ritu Menon is a feminist, publisher and writer who has been active in the women’s movement in India and South Asia for almost three decades. She is the author and editor of several books and anthologies, including the ground-breaking text Borders & Boundaries: Women in India’s Partition; Out of Line: A Literary and Political Biography of Nayantara Sahgal; Address Book: A Publishing Memoir in the Time of COVID; and most recently, ZOHRA! A Biography in Four Acts.
Vangmayi Patakala is currently a National Writer at Mint Lounge, anchoring the books coverage. She has previously worked at The Hindu reporting on art and literary culture. She holds an MS in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University and an MA in English Literature from the University of Delhi. Her forthcoming work includes a biography of Homai Vyarawalla for children.