Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Akhil Sharma Coming to JU

Following on from the Naqvi visit tomorrow (please come) we have Akhil Sharma coming to see us on Friday February 4 (that's next Friday). Sharma has written one novel, An Obedient Father, but it's won two awards and has generated a lot of controversy. It's about a corrupt government official who abuses his own daughter. His crimes come out many years later, and his daughter takes her revenge. See here to check out the controversy.
Sharma will be in the PG2 classroom, not the AV room, as there is another talk happening there at 3, and we don't want it to clash.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Husain M. Naqvi Visiting JU on Thursday

H.M. Naqvi is the author of Home Boy, a novel about Indian-origin boys in New York. It's bold, it's brash, it pulls no punches and it's just won the DSC South Asia literature Prize. Husain is coming to see us on Thursday 27 January at 4pm in the AV Room. Do please try to come and meet him.
Here's his Wikipedia page