World Lit Workshop: Writing Home with Githa Hariharan
What makes a city, or any place, home? Can you have more than one home, or only an imaginary one? Most of us negotiate daily life in places that are diverse by nature; we share home with people who are, in some way or the other, different from us. All these different people share a sense of belonging, though their stories vary considerably.
Acclaimed writer Githa Hariharan leads a workshop on how to write about home, to reconsider what different people, of different races, cultures and languages, actually mean when they say Singapore is their home.
Participants are encouraged to read her book, Almost Home: Cities and Other Places before attending the workshop.
About Githa Hariharan
Githa Hariharan was born in Coimbatore, India, and grew up in Bombay and Manila. She is currently based in New Delhi. Githa Hariharan's published work includes novels, short stories, essays, newspaper articles and columns. Her first novel, The Thousand Faces of Night (1992) won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for best first book in 1993. Her new book is a collection of her own essays, Almost Home: Cities and Other Places (2014). Hariharan's fiction has been translated into a number of languages including French, Italian, Spanish, and German.