The South Asian Women’s Creative Collective and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop present a celebration of Gaiutra Bahadur‘s book Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture (U of Chicago Press 2013).
Saturday, 16 November
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
110-112 West 27th Street, Suite 600
New York, NY 10001
From the event announcement on the aaww site:
Guyanese are the second largest immigrant group in Queens and among the five largest in New York City, and their story of coming to America is tightly braided with their ancestral story of leaving India. In Coolie Woman, Bahadur pursues her great-grandmother’s story of indentured servitude in Guyana and recovers the lost voices and buried histories of other indentured women, whose passages were both transgressive acts of reinvention and unsuspecting exile.
Bahadur tells their story in a book that author Junot Diaz calls “an astonishing document… both a historical rescue mission and a profound meditation on family and womanhood.” Join as as we celebrate the publication of Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture in a multimedia evening of text, image, and song.
Read an excerpt from Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture here.