Kwai-Yun Li’s books have been described as “a collection brimming with sorrow, laughter, and grace” she will read from her book The Palm Leaf Fan and will discuss the history of the little known Hakka-Chinese community in Calcutta, India providing insight into their past, present, and future.
Kwai-Yun Li will also lead a film discussion of the documentary titled The Legend of Fat Mama from Rafeeq Ellias’ Chinatown Kolkata series. The film captures the bittersweet story of the Chinese-Hakka community in Calcutta, India. The film was made for BBC World in 2008 and won two National Awards from The President of India and the Best Film of MIFF 2006 in Mumbai. It also won the Best Anthropological/Ethnographic Film at the 52nd National Film Awards.
All attendees will have their names submitted for a draw and prize worth $100.00!