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Book tour: Mithu Sanyal ‘Identitti’

15 May 2022 - 19 May 2022

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)

Tour dates

• Monday, 16.05.2022, 17:00-19:00 Uhr:
Universiteit Utrecht – Duitse taal en cultuur
Drift 25
3512 BR Utrecht
►Register via duits@uu.nl

• Tuesday, 17.05.2022, 19:00-21:00 Uhr:
NHL Stenden Hogeschool
Rengerslaan 10
8917 DD Leeuwarden
Tel.: +31 – 58 – 251 23 45
►Register via Claudia Gronau

• Wednesday, 18.05.2022, 19:00-21:00 Uhr:
Hogeschool Utrecht
Padualaan 97
3584 CH Utrecht
►Register via Maria Reger

• Thursday, 19.05.2022, 11:00-13:00 Uhr:
Universiteit Leiden – Duitse taal en cultuur
Lipsius-Gebäude (Lipsiusgebouw)
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden
► Register via Dorine Schellens


15 May 2022
19 May 2022
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Goethe-Institut Amsterdam
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