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The Legacy of Indenture in Contemporary Times

Posted on 21/02/2019
By Commonwealth Foundation

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.

To reserve a free ticket, please email writers@commonwealth.int