A Monsoon Feast
Storytelling for a book launch event
|Date:||8 Nov 2012|
8.00pm - 9.00pm
Singapore Management University
Kamini was approached by the publishers of A Monsoon Feast to re-tell and read aloud from the book during the launch event.
She selected works by Kerala writers for her session.
A Monsoon Feast offers seven inspiring short stories by an eclectic array of renowned writers from Singapore and the state of Kerala, India, that provides deep insights on the ways of life of both communities.
The book launching ceremony was held in conjunction with the Singapore Writers Festival 2012.
Across the seas, the winds blow between two lands, whispering back and forth what is seen, heard, tasted, smelt, felt in each place: the green trees, the tropical heat, the lush rain, the peoples of enterprise and culture, the aromas of different flavours and more. A Monsoon Feast is the point at which these winds intermingle, their conversation celebrating the best of what Singapore and Kerala (India) have to offer. "A Monsoon Feast" comprises seven short stories by renowned writers from Kerala and Singapore that provide deep insights on the various concerns and ways of life of both communities. The collection, featuring a foreword by author and poet Professor Kirpal Singh, includes stories by well-known author Shashi Tharoor, Commonwealth Writers’ Prize-winning author of twelve books, including "The Great Indian Novel", and inaugural Singapore Literature Prize winner and popular author Suchen Christine Lim. Also featured are works by authors Felix Cheong, Jaishree Misra, O Thiam Chin, Anjali Menon and Verena Tay. A unique literary collaboration, "A Monsoon Feast" intimately connects the reader to the heart of two similar and yet different cultures.