Tag Archives: Literature

Taking Steps to Reduce Violence Against Persons with Albinism

New York, N.Y. United Nations human rights expert Ikponwosa Ero called upon government representatives gathered in New York for the General Assembly to take swift action to end a growing problem of violence and severe discrimination against people with albinism. Independent Expert on Albinism Ikponwosa Ero. Photo: OHCHR/Christine Wambaa. Ms. Ero is the first Independent […]

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Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Literature Prize

New York, N.Y. Legendary American musician Bob Dylan has won the 2016 Nobel prize in literature, the first songwriter to receive the prestigious award. Bob Dylan, onstage in Victoria-Gasteiz, at the Azkena Rock Festival. Photo: Alberto Cabello, Wikipedia.   The Swedish Academy, which makes the annual decision on who will win the Nobel Literature Prize, […]

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A Passing: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Author Harper Lee Dies

Washington, D.C. Harper Lee, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book To Kill a Mockingbird, died Friday at age 89 in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. Harper Lee being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, November 5, 2007. Photo: Wikipedia. A statement from Tonja Carter, Lee’s attorney, said Lee had “passed away early this morning in […]

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Untold South Asian Stories at IAAC Literary Festival in New York

New York, N.Y. Aroon Shivdasani, Executive and Artistic Director of the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC), did not sleep much last month – though she seldom does. Aroon Shivdasani, Executive and Artistic Director of the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC), welcomes attendees. Photo: Shashwat Gupta. Perhaps because throughout the year she coordinates the New York Indian Film Festival […]

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NYC Must See: Indian-American Literary Festival Oct. 22-25th

New York, N.Y. The Second Annual Indo-American Arts Council Literary Festival opens this month at Hunter College. KICK OFF Launch of Madhur Jaffrey’s Vegetarian India. October 22nd, 2015. 7-9 pm Hunter College, 695 Park Ave, NYC Tickets: $25; IAAC Members & Hunter College Students/Staff w/ID $20 About the Author Madhur Jaffrey is the author of […]

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Nigerian Novelist in Exile Reflects on Anti-Gay Law

Malmö, Sweden. One day in January 2014, award-winning Nigerian writer and rights activist Jude Dibia woke up gasping for air.  Nigeria had just passed a law criminalizing homosexuality.  This prompted Dibia to make the decision to leave his home country. Dibia now lives in Sweden, where he is a guest writer of the Malmö City […]

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First Indian Literary Festival at Columbia a Best Seller

New York, N.Y.  Under the direction of my good friend Aroon Shivdasani, the first literary festival of the Indian American Arts Council (IAAC) with Columbia University drew participants from Bombay to Brooklyn and Berkley – including glitterati such as literary giant Sir Salman Rushdie, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Mira Nair, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar of Disgraced fame, and […]

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Indo-American Arts Council at 15 with Who’s Who of S. Asian Celebs

New York, N.Y.  No one in Manhattan can throw a gala like Aroon Shivdasani, and the fifteenth anniversary fete of her Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) was everything I had hoped for and more.  More than 250 of New York’s crème de la crème packed the Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Performing Arts to raise a […]

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