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Gemini Wahhaj — The Children of This Madness - with Javed Jahangir and Sonal Kohli — at Union Market

Location 1324 4th St NE Washington, DC 20002
Date Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration   1 hours
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Gemini Wahhaj's upcoming event, "The Children of This Madness," promises a captivating exploration of the intertwining of personal narratives with historical upheavals. Set against the backdrop of modern Bengalis navigating their lives amidst significant global events, the novel delves into the intricate dynamics between characters Nasir Uddin and his daughter Beena. As Beena grapples with her identity within the Bengali American community amidst the turmoil of the Iraq War, Nasir embarks on a journey to connect with his past and present in America. Wahhaj's narrative, rich in multiple perspectives and eras, offers a poignant reflection on the complexities of immigrant experiences and the quest for belonging. The event, featuring Wahhaj in conversation with Javed Jahangir and Sonal Kohli, promises an engaging discussion on themes of culture, identity, and home. With its partnership with the Washington Literacy Center and free admission, it presents a unique opportunity for literary enthusiasts to delve into the intricacies of South Asian diaspora literature.

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