Author to visit St Ives Library to discuss her powerful collection of short stories

Published on 9 August 2017

Dr Roanna Gonsalves’ book explores culture clashes, trials of faith, and racism through the lens of Indian immigrants.

Residents are invited to a special audience with author Roanna Gonsalves at St Ives Library in August.

Dr Gonsalves, who first arrived in Australia as an international student in 1998, will be discussing her debut collection of short stories, The Permanent Resident. The stories explore the lives of Indian immigrants in Australia.

In a society increasingly feeling the divide of differences and fear of ‘the other’, Gonsalves’ short stories unearth the aspirations, ambivalence and guild laced through the lives of 21st century immigrants. 

Dr Gonsalves will speak about her book, and then take questions from the audience.

Light refreshments will be served at the event, which runs from 10am – 11am on Friday 25 August.


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