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January 19, 2019 2:00PM - December 5, 2019 1:00PM
2019 Lectures

Event details

Date

October 23, 2019 7:00PM

Title

M. G. Vassanji Book Launch:
A Delhi Obsession

Description

Enjoy a conversation with two-time Giller Prize-winning author M.G. Vassanji, in celebration of A Delhi Obsession, his powerful new novel about grief and second chances, tradition and rebellion. Vassanji’s storytelling has already been praised by Quill and Quire for how he “expertly intertwines episodes from Delhi’s history and the personal histories of his protagonists.”

This on-stage conversation between Vassanji and literary consultant Meenakshi Alimchandani will explore the author’s career and delve into his novel, which follows Munir Khan, a recent widower from Toronto. On a whim, Munir decides to visit Delhi, the city of his forbears. Born in Kenya, he has lost all family connections, and has never visited India before. What Munir finds in Delhi is a love that is passionate, yet, because of India’s rising nationalism, also impossible.

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