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Rethinking Antigone in the War on Terror: Kamila Shamsie in conversation with Ankhi Mukherjee

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Thursday, October 14, 2021
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11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Kamila Shamsie; Ankhi Muhkerjee
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Antigone's Worldings

Register here: https://duke.is/crs4s

The virtual colloquium "Antigone's Worldings" opens with a conversation between award winning writer, Kamila Shamsie, and postcolonial theorist, Ankhi Mukherjee, on Shamsie's most recent novel, Home Fire. Winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction and the Hellenic Prize, and long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, Home Fire re-contextualizes Sophocles' Antigone in the global present of the on-going "War on Terror," while complicating our understandings of agency, identity, and power as we see Aneeka struggle with the impossibility of burying her twin brother Parvaiz.

To register, click "more event information" below.

A limited number of copies of Home Fire are available to Duke University students, faculty, visiting scholars, and staff. Please fill out this survey if you plan to attend the event and would like a copy of the novel: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0wutPTOc7xee7Rk

To view all Antigone's Worldings events, visit our website at https://fhi.duke.edu/antigonesworldings

Contact: Sarah Rogers