WUIS Interview with Katherine Boo

Katherine Boo recently gave an interview with WUIS, as part of the Illinois Edition to discuss the real-life residents of the Annawadi slum she wrote about in Behind the Beautiful Forevers. Boo first arrived in Mumbai six years ago and she developed a deep connection with those she met.

“I hope that when you read a book like this, you’re not seeing the people of Annawadi as some remote ‘other’, but that you’re recognizing how much people have in common… there’s so much human ‘connective tissue’ in this world.” – Katherine Boo

Listen to the interview here

Though Katherine Boo’s appearance at UIS to discuss her book Behind the Beautiful Forevers has been cancelled due to the author’s ill health, the panel discussion scheduled for Tuesday, October 8 at 7:00 pm will take place as planned.

The panel comprised of UIS faculty members Heather Dell, Ali Nizamuddin, Ranjan Karri, and Amie Kincaid will look at the issues raised by the book from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including women’s studies, communication, politics, and the global economy. Jonathan GoldbergBelle will serve as the panel’s moderator. The discussion is free and open to the public. We encourage you to join us for an evening of engaging conversation.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, October 8

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Brookens Auditorium

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