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Book tour: Mithu Sanyal ‘Identitti’
May 15 - May 19
About the book
What a scandal: Prof. Dr. Saraswati is white! It couldn’t be worse. Just before the Professor of Postcolonial Studies in Düsseldorf had been the ‘goddess’ of all debates about identity – and had described herself as a person of color. As if Sally Rooney, Beyoncé and Frantz Fanon were watching Sex Education together, a hunt for “real” belonging begins. While the internet is hounding Saraswati and protests are calling for her release, her student Nivedita is asking her the most intimate of questions. Mithu Sanyal writes with gratifying self-mockery and liberating knowledge. Nobody leaves the spin cycle of this novel as he/she entered it.
Identitti has been published in Dutch translation by Uitgeverij Cossee. (Translation: Ymke van der Staay)