Explore the 2024 Program

The Secret Lives of Women

Unveiling invisible lives from Santo Domingo to Singapore

Elizabeth Acevedo (photo credit Denzel Golatt)
Sara M Saleh
Balli Kaur Jaswal
Friday 24 May 2024
Event Code: 139
“We are invisible”, writes Balli Kaur Jaswal in Now You See Us. “We clean your houses, we look after your children, we know your secrets.”

The Singaporean-Australian writer is joined by Dominican-American novelist Elizabeth Acevedo (Family Lore) and Arab-Australian author Sara M Saleh (Songs for the Dead and the Living and The Flirtation of Girls) whose latest works portray the private lives and subterranean desires of women who are too often silenced.

In conversation with ABC RN’s Kate Evans, these cross-cultural novelists discuss the rich inner worlds of their characters, whose aspirations are often obscured by duty and expectation.
Carriageworks, Bay 20, The ARA Stage
245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, NSW, 2015