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Wednesday, 05th August, 2020
Aruni Kashyap is a writer and translator. He is the author of His Father’s Disease and Other Stories, Noikhon Etia Duroit and The House With a Thousand Stories. He won the Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarship for Creative Writing to the University of Edinburgh and his poetry collection, There is No Good Time for Bad News, was a finalist for the 2018 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize and 2018 Four Way Books Levis Award in Poetry. He is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Georgia, Athens.
An Orchestra of Minorities:
Chigozie Obioma in conversation with Aruni Kashyap
Chigozie Obioma, the Nigerian writer described as ‘the heir to Chinua Achebe’, is the author of The Fisherman and An Orchestra of Minorities, which was shortlisted for the Booker prize in 2019. Told from the perspective of the protagonist Chinonso’s 700 year old ‘chi’, or spirit in the Igbo tradition, the novel speaks of the mythologies as well as the realities of love. In conversation with writer and academic Aruni Kashyap, Obioma speaks of his books, telling us why he writes, and for whom.