In Jing-Jing Lee’s moving account of the misnamed “Comfort Women” of WWII, we follow Wang Di in the present day, as she mourns the death of her husband, and in the 1940s, as she is ripped from her family and incarcerated as a sex slave by the invading Japanese. A searing story of the impact of trauma and shame, How We Disappeared is a beautiful testament to the power of quiet steadfast love.
Chair: Lur Alghurabi
Event additional information
Jing-Jing Lee was born and raised in Singapore and now lives in Amsterdam. Her poetry and short stories have been published in various journals and anthologies; How We Disappeared is her first novel.
Lur Alghurabi is an Iraqi writer of memoir. In 2017 she won the Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers and was shortlisted for the Deborah Cass Prize for Migrant Writers.
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