Mathangi Subramanian - A People's History of Heaven & T Kira Madden - Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls: A Memoir — in conversation with Sunu Chandy — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

Upcoming Event
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Mathangi Subramanian

A People’s History of Heaven (Algonquin, $26.95)

Subramanian, an award-winning writer, author, and educator, has lived and worked in India and the U.S. where she’s published three YA novels and been part of the Sesame Workshop. In her first work of fiction for adults, she follows five young women, life-long friends, in a fictionalized Bangalore slum known as Heaven. Facing gender bias, abuse, and little opportunity, the girls’ lives are anything but heavenly. Yet even as they struggle to help support their families and to fight the city that wants to raze their home for new high rises, the five find joy and love with each other. Subramanian’s novel is powerful and affecting story of community and resilience.


T Kira Madden with Sunu Chandy

Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls (Bloomsbury, $27)

Madden, an APIA writer, photographer, and founding editor-in-chief of No Tokens, grew up as part of Boca Raton’s elite. But beneath the surface of private schools and privilege, she faced a nightmare of domestic turmoil fueled by her parents’ substance abuse and the circle around the man her father worked for: Jordan Belfort, the Wolf of Wall Street. Her vivid, honest, and beautifully written memoir is the story of a survivor and of the friends who helped her along the way. Subramanian and Madden will be in conversation with Sunu Chandy, legal director for the National Women's Law Center and board member of Split this Rock, a poetry and social justice organization.


Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
The Wharf
Fiction & Poetry
Non Fiction
A People's History of Heaven Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616207588
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Algonquin Books - March 19th, 2019

Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781635571851
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 5th, 2019

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