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Saturday, April 29 • 11:00 - 11:50
Exploring Themes in Zen Cho's Work

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Now that Zen Cho has published her first novel (SORCERER TO THE CROWN), we're learning more about themes in this feminist Malaysian-British author's work. In her postcolonial novella THE PERILOUS LIFE OF JADE YEO, her short story collection SPIRITS ABROAD, and in SORCERER, Cho depicts adventurous, mercenary, or blase women who use, disregard, or otherwise play with expectations of femininity -- British and Malaysian. She illustrates how both mundane and magical institutions use gatekeeping to prop up their own status hierarchies, and how that affects people trying to make their way in. Intersectionality, diaspora and immigration, the culture of British education, and queer relationships also appear in Cho's stories over and over; let's discuss those and other themes.

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Sumana Harihareswara

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Sumana is a programmer, technology executive and open source expert who practices and teaches technical and people skills. She is also a comedian, author, and holds a master's in technology from Columbia University


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