Commonwealth Writers Conversation

The legacy of indenture in contemporary times

Date & Time
3pm, 9 March 2019 - 8pm, 9 March 2019
Location
Indian Cultural Center (KL), Jalan Tun Sambanthan 4, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
About the event

On Saturday 9 March, Commonwealth Writers will host a Conversation on the legacy of indenture in contemporary times in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The Conversation will feature two writers from We Mark Your Memory: Writing from the Descendants of Indenture, a collection of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Aneeta Sundararaj from Kuala Lumpur and Gitan Djeli from Mauritius, will read from their pieces. Dr Michael Jeyakumar, a former MP and an expert on the history of the Tamil community in Malaysia, will also sit on the panel and the conversation will be chaired by Chee Yoke Ling, lawyer and Director of Third World Network in Malaysia.

The conversation will finish with performance poetry by Melizarani T. Selva who has been commissioned to write a new poem especially for the event, around the themes discussed.

Discussion
Location
Indian Cultural Center (KL), Jalan Tun Sambanthan 4, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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