Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni: Oleander Girl
Asia Society Texas Center is proud to host the launch of Oleander Girl by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. Called “an entrancing storyteller with an unerring moral compass,” Divakaruni is a masterful creator of graceful, well-plotted prose. Her latest work, Oleander Girl, is no exception. It tells the story of seventeen-year-old Korobi Roy who is thrust out of a sheltered Kolkata life into a courageous and troubled search, in the company of an attractive stranger, across post-9/11 America. Oleander Girl proves, once again, that Divakaruni is a unique and determined voice able to illumine the specific and the universal with equal aplomb.
About Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is the award-winning author of many books, including The Mistress of Spices, Sister of My Heart, One Amazing Thing and, the soon to be released, Oleander Girl. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and The New York Times. Born in India, she lives in Houston and teaches in the nationally-ranked Creative Writing program at the University of Houston.
Supported by The Brown Foundation, Inc., Houston Arts Alliance, City of Houston, The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts, Bank of America, and United Airlines – Official Airline of Asia Society Texas Center.