Champaca is delighted to welcome you to an evening for the Bangalore launch of 'Tomorrow Someone Will Arrest You' by Meena Kandasamy - poet, writer, translator, anti-caste activist and academic. Get a chance to have a talk with the author and get your signed copy of the book.
Meena Kandasamy will be in conversation with Samhita Arni.
About the speakers:
Described by the Independent as a ‘one-woman, agit-prop literary-political movement’, Meena Kandasamy is a poet, writer, translator, anti-caste activist and academic based in India. Her extensive corpus includes two poetry collections, Touch (2006) and Ms Militancy (2010), as well as three novels, The Gypsy Goddess (2014), When I Hit You (2017) and Exquisite Cadavers (2019). In 2022, she was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (FRSL) and was also awarded the PEN Hermann Kesten Prize for her writing and work as a ‘fearless fighter for democracy, human rights and the free word.’ Her latest published work is 'Tomorrow Someone Will Arrest You', a collection of political poetry written over the last decade.
Samhita Arni is the author of four books, including The Mahabharata A Child's view, the NYT bestseller and graphic novel Sita's Ramayana, as well as the Missing Queen. She is the winner of the Neev book award 2020 for her novel The Prince, and has lived and worked in Afghanistan. She is a consultant, trained psychotherapist and an educator.
Join us on 14, February at 6:00 PM!
Open to Bangalore only.
About the book:
'Tomorrow Someone Will Arrest You' is a collection of political poetry written over the last decade. These poems chronicle wanting, art-making, and the practising of resistance and solidarity in the face of a hostile state. Here, the personal is political, and Kandasamy moves between sex, desire, family and wider societal issues of caste, the refugee crisis, and freedom of expression with grace and defiance. This is a bold, unforgettable collection by a poet who compels us to sit up and listen.