West indian literature

Jaipur Literature Festival set to come to Maldives with JLF Soneva Fushi

Speakers include award-winning British-Turkish novelist Elif Shafak; Oscar-nominated director Mira Nair; bestselling author and politician Shashi Tharoor; André Aciman, New York Times bestselling author of Call Me By Your Name and Find Me; Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Mahmood Mamdani, named among the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME magazine; art critic and historian, BN Goswamy; acclaimed investigative journalist, Patrick Radden Keefe; Huma Abedin, former deputy chief of staff at the US State Department; Former Governor of West Bengal, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and former diplomat, Gopal Krishna Gandhi; Pavan K. Varma, writer and diplomat; Namita Gokhale, Sahitya Akademi Award-winning author and festival co-director; best-selling historian and festival co-director William Dalrymple; and diplomat and author, Vikas Swarup, whose novel Q&A became the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire on the big screen.

Each weekend, the program will be devoted to key events, including speeches, gala dinners on the sand, poetic sunset cruises, live musical performances and film screenings at Cinema Paradiso. Weekdays at JLF Soneva Fushi will focus on closer sessions and author talks, as well as a range of engaging workshops where guests can unleash their own creativity, including creative arts and writing, Bollywood dancing and glass blowing. Throughout each day of their stay, guests can explore and indulge in all that Soneva Fushi has to offer: whether it’s pristine sandy beaches, tranquil turquoise waters, exquisite private villas, etc


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