This interactive performance lecture draws on stories from Chickpeas to Cook & Other Stories by Nilanjana Sengupta to explore gender and cultural portraits as well as fluid identities of contemporary Singapore. Joined by storyteller, Rosemarie Somaiah, these two speakers facilitate an exploration of the role of women in the diverse communities of Singapore, their hyphenated identities, and the isolation and liberation multiculturalism can bring about.
Rosemarie Somaiah from Asian Storytelling Network creates content, performs and conducts workshops for schools, theatres, museums, concert halls, communities and international festivals. Her writing for adults has been published in several anthologies. Her books include The Never Mind Girl and other stories, Indian Children’s Favourite Stories, Gateway to Singapore Culture, Cannot Forget - Recollections by Singapore Storytellers and a series of three books for the Inter-Religious Harmony Circle.