What?s Taboo?


May 1 | Austrian Cultural Forum | NYC

With Salwa Al Neimi, Zsófia Bán, Nicole Brossard, and Rakesh Satyal; moderated by Victoria Redel

Throughout history, taboos have shaped words and actions, thoughts and deeds. Forbidden and profane, enticing, dirty, exciting: do taboos always remain taboo? Four authors from four very different cultures, who have confronted issues of sex, gender, and identity in their work, discuss how these themes have evolved.

Cosponsored by the Austrian Cultural Forum and the Québec Government Office in New York

PEN Blogs

• anderbo.com:
At the panel discussion, What’s Taboo, Moderator Victoria Redel did her best to corral an emotional audience who broke into a kind of mutiny . . . [More]

• Robert Flynn:
Salwa Al Neimi, born in Syria but lives in France and writes in Arabic, Zsófia Bán from Hungary, Nicole Brossard from Canada, and Rakesh Satyal born in the US to Indian parents, met to tell an audience about taboos. [More]



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