Festival Program


Tishani Doshi: Small Days and Nights

Sun 1 Sep, 11.30am
RMIT Kaleide Theatre

Described as ‘one of the world’s best poets’ by American writer Gary Shteyngart, Indian artist Tishani Doshi is in conversation with academic Mridula Nath Chakraborty about her book, Small Days and Nights – a funny, surprising and heartbreaking story of transformation.


1 hour

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Session Artists

Mridula Nath Chakraborty is national convener of the Asian Australian Studies Research Network (AASRN). She teaches and researches on Asian literatures in English and other languages, South Asian diasporas from Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada and USA. She has curated exchange programs between Indigenous Australian and tribal/Dalit writers from India.

Tishani Doshi is an award-winning poet, novelist and dancer. She has published six books of fiction and poetry. Her books include poetry collection Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods, which was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award, and a novel, Small Days and Nights, about a woman making her way alone in contemporary India.

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