Movement: A Novel in Progress

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Date(s) - 26/09/2017
19:30 - 21:00

American Academy in Berlin

V.V. Ganeshananthan 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.