Mind Your (Inter)Culture: The Goddess in the Living Room
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The session is hosted by Constance Singam, and will be in English. Join us for an afternoon of reading and discussion with Latha!
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About The Writer
Kanagalatha (Latha) has published two collections of poetry in Tamil: Theeveli (Firespace) (2003), and Paampuk Kaattil Oru Thaazhai (A Screwpin in Snakeforest) (2004). She has also published a short story collection Nan kolai Seyium penkkal (Women I Murder) in 2007, which won the biennial Singapore Literature Prize in 2008. The English translation of her short story collection The Goddess in the Living Room was published in 2014. Her poems and short stories have been published in Words, Home and Nation; Rhythms; Fifty on 50 and Tumasik, and various Tamil literary journals in India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and France. Her works have been translated into English, French and German. She is currently the Sunday editor of Tamil Murasu, Singapore’s Tamil daily newspaper.
About The Host
Constance Singam is an author and civil society activist. She began her career in journalism, before taking a degree in English Literature in her forties, and a Master’s degree in her sixties. She has been a columnist in several publications. Her works include A History of the TWC: Building Social Space in Singapore, and Re-Presenting Singapore Women which she co-edited. She released her memoir Where I Was: A Memoir from the Margins in 2013. She blogs at: http://connie.sg/