Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Ru – A tale of an immigrant woman’s journey, well received and appreciated in Maximum City

MUMBAI: Consulate General of Canada, Alliance Francaise of Bombay and Literature Live jointly organized a book reading and conversation event of Ru – A tale of an immigrant woman’s journeywritten by Canadian-Vietnamese author Kim Thuy here today. The author interacted with Prof. Vidya Vencatesan, Head of the French Studies Department, University of Mumbai and explained what motivated her to write such a book.
Mr. Anil Dharker, Columnist and Founder of Literature Live made the introductory remarks at the event where Mr. Richard Bale, Consul General of Canada in Mumbai introduced Francophonie month which celebrates French-speaking culture for International Francophonie Day.
Author Kim Thuy read few paragraphs from the book and explained in detail about what inspired her to write it in such a way and also spoke about the Vietnamese culture.

Kim Thúy born in Saigon, Vietnam and migrated to Canada later is a Canadian writer, whose debut novel Ru (2009) won the Governor General's Award for French language fiction at the 2010 Governor General's Awards. An English edition, translated by Sheila Fischman, was published in 2012 and is a shortlisted nominee for the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2013 First Novel Award. Thúy spent her early childhood in Vietnam before fleeing with her parents as boat people and settling in the Montreal suburb of Longueuil. She has degrees in law, linguistics and translation from the Université de Montréal.

1 comment:

  1. Plenty of employment opportunities available in Canada made the migration common and so it is high in demand.

    Immigration to British Columbia, Canada