APA Books In LA

Calling all bookworms! Slither on over to the inaugural Asian Pacific American Book Festival at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles this weekend, May 12. Angry Asian Man, Angry Little Asian Girl and more than 30 writers are putting in appearances at this festival organized by the Asian Pacific American Legal Center.

South Asian participants confirmed for the festival include Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla, whose book Ode to Lata is inspired by his love of Bollywood film music (especially the playback singing of the renowned Lata Mangeshkar), Ketu Katrak, a non-fiction writer and professor of Asian American studies, performance artist and writer/director Shishir Kurup, and children’s book Mama’s Saris author Pooja Makhijani (you might remember story on Makhijani, “Getting Under Our Skins”). View the schedule for program details.

May 9, 2007
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