Singapore Writers Festival: Home, racism and raging feminism spark thoughtful sessions

Writer Claudia Rankine and poet Nate Marshall discussing the inspirations behind Rankine’s books Just Us and Citizen and her play The White Card. ST PHOTO: GIN TAY
Senior lecturer at NUS Geography Kamalini Ramdas dived into what careful raging and dreaming of feminism meant. PHOTO: ARTS HOUSE LIMITED
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SINGAPORE – A sombre, thoughtful mood settled over the Singapore Writers Festival last Saturday as topics of home, racism and feminism engaged audience members.

Heart Is Where The Home Is featured Filipina-Australian writer Merlinda Bobis, Canadian journalist Kamal Al-Solaylee, Afghani writer and film-maker Atiq Rahimi and former footballer Lilian Thuram in a thoughtful, emotional discussion on what home means when you leave your country of birth.

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