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Polyglot Author Kiran Bhat Reads from we of the forsaken world (and open mic)

February 23, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST

Come out to Kiran Bhat’s upcoming reading from his new book We of the Forsaken World at Oakland’s Café Uccello (340 14th St) next Sunday February 23rd from 2-5 pm. All ages, open mic to follow.
About We of the Forsaken World…:

In a distant corner of the globe, a man journeys to the birthplace of his mother, a tourist town destroyed by an industrial spill. In a nameless remote tribe, the chief’s second son is born, creating a scramble for succession as their jungles are being destroyed by loggers. In one of the world’s sprawling metropolises, a homeless one-armed woman sets out to take revenge upon the men who trafficked her. And, in a small village of shanty shacks connected only by a mud-and- concrete road, a milkmaid watches the girls she calls friends destroy her reputation.

In we of the forsaken world… Kiran Bhat tells the stories of four worlds falling apart, through the structure of four linguistic chains, comprised of the accounts of four people witnessing the decline of these worlds, in four acts. Like modern communication networks, these sixteen stories connect along subtle lines, dispersing at the moments where another story is about to take place. they flow together and disconnect. Each story is a parable of its own, into the mind of a distinct human being. These are the tales of not just sixteen strangers, but many different lives, who live on this planet, at every second, everywhere.

About Kiran Bhat:
Kiran Bhat is the author of the poetry collections Autobiografia (Letrame Editorial, 2019) and Kiran Speaks (White Elephant Press, 2019), as well as the Kannada-language travelogue Tirugaatha (Chiranthana Media Solutions, 2019) and the novel We of the Forsaken World (Iguana Books, 2019). He has traveled to over 130 countries, lived in 18 different places, and speaks 12 languages. He considers Mumbai his spiritual base, but currently lives in Melbourne.
Open mic to follow, headlined by Sheryl Bize-Boutte (author of Running for the 2:10), Christopher Bernard (author of the novel Meditations on Love and Loss at the Liars’ Café), Mary Mackey (author of The Jaguars That Prowl Our Dreams), Pamela McCorduck (author of This Could Be Important, a history of AI technology) Kristen Caven (author of The Souls of Her Feet, a modern Cinderella), Linda Brown, and Joan Gelfand (poet and author of the upcoming novel about tech culture and Silicon Valley, Extreme).
Food provided, drinks for purchase! We would love to see more guests!


February 23, 2020
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST
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Cafe Uccello
340 14th Street
Oakland, 94612
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