Join us at Temu House on Nov 6 for a conversation with Malaysian author Preeta Samarasan! She will be speaking with The Vibes’ Kalash Nanda Kumar about her new novel, 𝘛𝘢𝘭𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘋𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘮𝘦𝘳'𝘴 𝘚𝘰𝘯. Audience Q&A and book signing will follow. Entrance is free, RSVP required via Temu House.
About the author:
Preeta Samarasan grew up in Ipoh, was educated in Malaysia and the US, and now lives in France. Her first novel, Evening Is the Whole Day, was longlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Orange Prize for Fiction and won the 2008 Association for Asian American Studies Book Award. Her short fiction and essays have been published in literary journals in several countries. Tale of the Dreamer's Son (2022) is her second novel.
About the book:
In what was once a Scottish tea planter’s mansion in the highlands of Peninsular Malaysia, all religions are one and race is unheard of. That is, until the occupants of what is now known as the Muhibbah Centre for World Peace are joined by Salmah, a Malay Muslim woman. “All are welcome here,” they are reminded by their spiritual leader, Cyril Dragon, who is trying to ignore news of the changing political climate with its increasing religious intolerance. He is still trying to forget May 13, 1969, when ethnic tensions boiled over into bloodshed. Tale of the Dreamer’s Son guides us from that fateful incident in Malaysian history to the present day. Throughout, Samarasan’s polyphonic, rambunctious prose brilliantly navigates the tug-of-war between ideals and reality.
Date: 6th November 2022
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Books will be on sale by LitBooks