Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997
Christ Church Cathedral414 Sparks St.
12:00pm

All of Me

with Naben Ruthnum and Nathan Ripley
Hosted by Peter Schneider

All of Me

with Naben Ruthnum and Nathan Ripley
Hosted by Peter Schneider
28
Monday
Oct
12:00pm
Christ Church Cathedral
414 Sparks St.
Nathan Ripley - Photo by Ian Patterson
What’s in a name? Peter Schneider sits down for a one on one with Naben/Nathan to discuss identity and ideas in the context of a life in words. 
 
No two curries are the same. That assertion is the heart of Naben Ruthnum’s acclaimed essay Curry: Eating, Reading, and Race which depicts how the distinctive taste of curry has often become maladroit shorthand for brown identity. Curry is a dish that doesn’t quite exist, but, as the points out, a dish that doesn’t properly exist can have infinite, equally authentic variations.
 
If a dish can signify everything and nothing, what about an identity? We’ll explore why Naben Ruthnum, the Journey Prize-winning author, editor and journalist assumed the pen name Nathan Ripley for his award-winning thrillers Find You in the Dark and Your Life Is Mine. 
 
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