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Saturday, October 17 • 3:00am - 3:50am
Different, But the Same: Writing from the Diaspora vs. Writing Locally

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Being in different places can vastly affect your perspective of any one issue, even if you share the same ethnicity as the other party. What would diaspora writers like sourcelanders to know? What would sourceland writers like the diaspora to know? What common misconceptions would both parties like to debunk? What challenges responsibilities are faced by both types? This panel counts the ways.

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L Chan

L CHAN hails from Singapore. He spends most of his time wrangling a team of two dogs, Mr Luka and Mr Telly. His work has appeared in places like Translunar Travellers Lounge, Podcastle, the Dark and he was a finalist for the 2020 Eugie Foster Memorial Award. He tweets occasionally... Read More →

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Shingai Njeri

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Shingai Njeri Kagunda (She/her) is an Afrofuturist freedom dreamer, Swahili sea lover, and Femme Storyteller hailing from Nairobi, Kenya. She is currently pursuing a Literary Arts MFA at Brown University. Shingai's work has appeared or will appear in Omenana, The Elephant, FANTASY... Read More →
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Samit Basu

Samit Basu is an Indian novelist, film director and screenwriter. His most recent novel, Chosen Spirits, an anti-dystopian novel set in Delhi in the late 2020s, was  recently published in India, and is currently on the shortlist for the JCB Prize for Literature.Samit has been writing... Read More →
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Zen Cho

Zen Cho is the author of the Sorcerer to the Crown novels and a novella, The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water, as well as the short story collection Spirits Abroad. She is a Hugo, Crawford and British Fantasy Award winner, and a finalist for the Locus and Astounding Awards.My... Read More →
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Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki

Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki is an African speculative fiction writer, slush reader and editor. He was awarded an honourable mention, twice in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest. His short story won the Nommo award for best short story by an African. He has been published... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2020 3:00am - 3:50am EDT
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