Nandana Dev Sen & Megha Majumdar

Nandana Dev Sen author photoMegha Majumdar author photo

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Wednesday, July 21, 6:00 PM ET
Nandana Dev Sen presents Acrobat
In conversation with Megha Majumdar

Greenlight is honored to host writer, actor, and child-rights activist Nandana Dev Sen to present her translation of the poetry collection Acrobat by her mother, the beloved Bengali writer Nabaneeta Dev Sen.  Acrobat is a radiant collection of poetry about womanhood, intimacy, and the body politic that together evokes the arc of an ordinary life. Nabaneeta Dev Sen's work explores the joys and agonies of first love, childbirth, and decay with a restless, tactile imagination, both picking apart and celebrating the rituals that make us human. At once compassionate and unsparing, conversational and symphonic, these poems tell of a rope shivering beneath an acrobat's nimble feet or of a twisted, blood-soaked umbilical cord—they pluck the invisible threads that bind us together. Nandana Dev Sen discusses her mother’s work with Megha Majumdar, author of the National Book Award longlisted A Burning.

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Acrobat By Nabaneeta Dev Sen, Nandana Sen (Translated by) Cover Image
By Nabaneeta Dev Sen, Nandana Sen (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781939810809
Published: Archipelago - May 11th, 2021

A Burning: A Read with Jenna Pick By Megha Majumdar Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593081259
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Published: Vintage - June 29th, 2021

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