As part of the very first South Asian Literary Festival, we are very excited to bring Mira Jacob to talk about her graphic memoir 'Good Talk: A memoir in Conversations'. This will be followed by a Q&A with the audience - Thusday 28 May, 2:30pm
You can order Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversationsby mira Jacob here, but please allow 7 to 10 days before delivery.
Mira Jacob is a novelist, memoirist, illustrator, and cultural critic. Her graphic memoir Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award, longlisted for the PEN Open Book Award, named a New York Times Notable Book, as well as a best book of the year by Time, Esquire, Publisher’s Weekly, and Library Journal. It is currently in development as a television series with Film 44.
'By turns hilarious and heart-rending. Plunges fearlessly into the murky grey areas of race and family, of struggling to find common ground, of trying to talk to our children and help them make sense of it all' Celeste Ng
'Does Donald Trump hate Muslims?'
'Is that how people really walk on the moon?'
'Is it bad to be brown?'
'Are white people afraid of brown people?'
Inspired by her viral BuzzFeed piece '37 Difficult Questions from My Mixed-Raced Son', Mira Jacob responds to: her six-year-old, Zakir, who asks if the new president hates brown boys like him; uncomfortable relationship advice from her parents, who came to the United States from India one month into their arranged marriage; and increasingly fraught exchanges with her Trump-supporting in-laws. Jacob also investigates her own past, including how it felt to be a brown-skinned New Yorker on 9/11.
As earnest and moving as they are laugh-out-loud funny, these are the stories that have shaped one life, but will resonate with many others.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC