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Eccles Centre Summer Scholars: Conjure Women and ‘Coolie’ Women
July 4, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Free Entry, Conference Centre Chaucer Room, 12.30-2.00pm on stated dates
The Eccles Centre Summer Scholars series runs through July and August. The series highlights the work of the Eccles Visiting Fellows and Postgraduate Researchers have done during their residency in the British Library, bringing the latest research related to the North Americas collections to a public audience.
Gaiutra Bahadur, author of Coolie Woman, the Orwell Prize-shortlisted narrative history of indentured women, speaks about her strategies for overcoming elisions and biases in the archives that document the migration of bonded labourers from the Indian subcontinent to the West Indies.