Rethinking Antigone in the War on Terror: Kamila Shamsie in conversation with Ankhi Mukherjee

October 14, 2021 - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Kamila Shamsie; Ankhi Muhkerjee

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The virtual colloquium "Antigone's Worldings" opens with a conversation between award winning writer, Kamila Shamsie, and postcolonial theorist, Ankhi Mukherjee, on Shamsie's most recent novel, Home Fire. Winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction and the Hellenic Prize, and long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, Home Fire re-contextualizes Sophocles' Antigone in the global present of the on-going "War on Terror," while complicating our understandings of agency, identity, and power as we see Aneeka struggle with the impossibility of burying her twin brother Parvaiz.

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