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Gatty Lecture: Translated History: Thai Revolution Reborn in Fiction

Monday, November 7, 2022 at 12:30pm

Kahin Center
640 Stewart Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Sunisa Manning


Sunisa Manning’s work challenges us to consider how fiction can translate movements across borders while remaining loyal to their origin stories. Her recent novel A Good True Thai describes the Thai 1970s student radicalization and revolution. This reading and talk will extend the questions of her novel to consider how writing fiction can operate as a decolonial praxis and translate history for new audiences.

Sunisa Manning was born and raised in Bangkok by Thai and American parents. Her first novel, A Good True Thai, was a finalist for the Epigram Books Fiction Prize for Southeast Asian writers. It was published in September 2020, and went into a second printing in February 2021. 

Co-sponsored by the Asian & Asian American Center (A3C); and the Department of Performing and Media Arts.

This Gatty lecture will take place in person at the Kahin Center, but people are also welcome to join us on Zoom. 

Lunch will be served.

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