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The IATIO project (India and the Indian Ocean in the Early Decolonial Period: Archipelagic Imaginaries, 1950s-1970s), Le thinnai kreyol, and King’s India Institute launch Ari Gautier’s short story collection, Nocturne Pondichéry, and The Thinnai, the English translation by Blake Smith of his second novel, Le thinnai. Speakers include: Professor Nicholas Harrison and Drs Ian Magedera, Priyanka Basu, and Luca Raimondi. Professor Ananya Jahanara Kabir, co-founder with Gautier of their cultural platform, le thinnai kreyol, will chair, and Dr Vinicius de Carvalho, King’s Brazil Institute, will introduce the event. There will be a response from the author.

We look forward to a spectacular celebration of India’s Francophone heritage, creolised culture, and archipelagic connections.

This event will take place in the Council Room, King's College London.

To be as Covid safe as possible, we have restricted numbers in the venue and will ensure optimum ventilation. Please also follow these guidelines:

Before the event:

  • Ensure you have a negative PCR or lateral flow test no more than 48 hours before the event
  • If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or feel unwell please do not attend

During the event:

  • Please wear face-coverings (unless you are exempt) when entering and moving around the building, and during the event apart from when consuming the drinks provided at the close of the discussion.

The Launch is also supported by the King’s India Institute.

The event will be hosted in-person and live-streamed through Le thinnai kreyol Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Please register only to attend in person.

Gautier launch 15 oct 2021

At this event

Ananya Jahanara Kabir

Professor of English Literature

Vinicius  de Carvalho

Reader in Brazilian and Latin American Studies