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Madhushree Ghosh

Warwick’s presents
Madhushree Ghosh
in conversation with Adrienne Brodeur


Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - 4:00pm PDT

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On Wednesday, April 6th at 4pm PDT Warwick's will host Madhushree Ghosh as she discusses her new book, Khabaar: An Immigrant Journey of Food, Memory, and Family, in conversation with Adrienne Brodeur. Madhushree Ghosh is the daughter of refugees, an immigrant, a woman of color in oncology diagnostics and a social justice activist. Her nonfiction been published in The New York Times, Washington Post, Longreads, Bomb Magazine, Catapult, Guernica, The Kitchn, Serious Eats, The Rumpus and others. Her work has been awarded a Notable Mention in Best American Essays in Food Writing and a Pushcart Prize nomination. She actively mentors women leaders in science and hosts food and discourse events at her home in San Diego. Madhushree has a PhD in biochemistry and a postdoctoral fellowship in molecular biology from Johns Hopkins University. She is also certified in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion from Cornell University as well as in Conflict Management and Global Negotiations from Thunderbird University, AZ.

Khabaar is a food memoir and personal narrative that braids the global journeys of South Asian food through immigration, migration, and indenture. Focusing on chefs, home cooks, and food stall owners, the book questions what it means to belong and what does belonging in a new place look like in the foods carried over from the old country? These questions are integral to the author's own immigrant journey to America as a daughter of Indian refugees (from what's now Bangladesh to India during the 1947 Partition of India); as a woman of color in science; as a woman who left an abusive marriage; and as a woman who keeps her parents' memory alive through her Bengali food.

Adrienne Brodeur is the author of the best-selling memoir, Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover and Me, which was named a “Best Book of the Year” by Buzzfeed, Library Journal, NPR, People, Real Simple, Slate and The Washington Post, among others. The book won the 2020 New England Book Award and is in development for film with Netflix. Her essays have appeared in The Boston Globe, Glamour, O Magazine, The National, The New York Times, Vogue and other publications. Adrienne is the Executive Director of Aspen Words, a literary nonprofit and program of the Aspen Institute, and splits her time between Cambridge and Cape Cod where she lives with her husband and children. She is working on a novel.

Khabaar: An Immigrant Journey of Food, Memory, and Family (FoodStory) By Madhushree Ghosh Cover Image
ISBN: 9781609388232
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University Of Iowa Press - April 4th, 2022