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Acrobat Poetry Reading with Nandana Dev Sen
October 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Please join us for an in-person reading from Nandana Dev Sen’s translation of her mother Nabaneeta Dev Sen’s poems, collected in Acrobat. The reading will take place outside Word Up Community Bookshop on Saturday October 9th at 4pm. Memphis Washington and Nandana Dev Sen will discuss the book, followed by a Q&A with Dev Sen and Magdalena Hernandez.
Gloria Steinem writes of Acrobat, “Poetry and music are both languages of the heart, so it is a special gift when a great poet of the world is finally well-translated. Here, the legendary Bengali poet, Nabaneeta Dev Sen, is re-birthed in English by her daughter, Nandana Dev Sen. I believe that Acrobat is a book that will rescue us and be loved around the world.”
Nandana Dev Sen is a writer, actor, and child-rights activist. She has written six children’s books (translated into more than 15 languages globally), and starred in 20 feature films (from four continents, in numerous languages). She has represented UNICEF, RAHI and the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights to fight against child abuse, and to end human trafficking. Winner of the Last Girl Champion Award (and multiple Best Actress Awards), Nandana is Child Protection Ambassador for Save the Children India. Nandana is on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (all three at Nandana Dev Sen). For news and updates, please swing by nandanadevsen.com.
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