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side by side headshots of Larissa Lai and Shyam Selvadurai

Enlightened Histories: Larissa Lai & Shyam Selvadurai

September 29 at 8:30pm

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Canadian authors Larissa Lai and Shyam Selvadurai take the TIFA stage to discuss their epic historical fiction novels focusing on the ways gender, class and race affect the lives of women. Lai’s The Lost Century is set in Hong Kong on the eve of its return to China from the British Crown Colony in 1997, as a young girl learns the secrets of her grandmother’s past. In examining her family’s history during Japan’s occupation in WWII, she learns of the betrayals and passions that shaped her family history and modern day China. Selvadurai’s Mansions of the Moon re-imagines the extraordinary relationship between a woman in ancient India and the man who would later become “the Enlightened One” (the Buddha).

Moderated by Ann Yu-Kyung Choi.

Ticket Info:
Date & Time: September 29 at 8:30pm ET
Where: Brigantine Room in Harbourfront Centre
Duration: 60 minutes
Ticket prices: $17 – Regular; $12 – Youth; or Get a TIFA Pass
*This event will be followed by a book signing

side by side headshots of Larissa Lai and Shyam Selvadurai

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Shyam Selvadurai's Mansions of the Moon book cover

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Larisssa Lai's The Lost Century book cover

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Enlightened Histories: Larissa Lai & Shyam Selvadurai

September 29 at 8:30pm


Participants

Photo Credit: George Pimentel

Shyam Selvadurai

Larissa Lai's headshot

Photo credit: Monique de St. Croix.

Larissa Lai

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