Making HERstory: Manahil Bandukwala & Karolina Ramqvist
October 01 at 6:30pm
Join authors Manahil Bandukwala & Karolina Ramqvist in a discussion on their books revolving around female historical figures and what they leave behind. Pakistani-Canadian Bandukwala’s debut poetry collection, MONUMENT, is a conversation with Mumtaz Mahal, a 16th century Mughal Empress. Mumtaz Mahal’s story moves beyond the walls of Taj Mahal through time and space. Swedish author Ramqvist’s The Bear Woman retells the life of French noblewoman, Marguerite de la Roche who was abandoned on an island in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. Each author blends fact and fiction in timeless storytelling, relevant even after centuries.
Moderated by Natasha Ramoutar.
Karolina Ramqvist appears as part of Nordic Bridges 2022. Presented with support from the Swedish Arts Council.