Siddharth Dube with Sonora Jha
A public health scholar who has done research and teaching in both his native India and the U.S., Siddharth Dube visits with An Indefinite Sentence: A Personal History of Outlawed Love and Sex (Atria), a personal story with larger ramifications. He will be joined onstage here this evening with Seattle writer and Seattle University professor Sonora Jha, author of Foreign.
"[A] heart-stopping memoir of being gay in India and the world. . . . [A]lthough this is a personal memoir, it is also a memoir of work. Work helped Dube find himself. And work allowed him to live a life he could be proud of. It’s in combining his personal story with the ravages of AIDS he witnessed that Dube advances the genre of queer memoirs in India. . . . Dube gives his readers the substantial gift of hope. The sentiment is, in fact, the spine of his memoir." —New York Times Book Review.
“An Indefinite Sentence bears witness to the long struggle against homophobia; it is also a vital, up to date record of gay rights and AIDS relief activism worldwide. Its rich perspective makes clear that anyone who still thinks criminalising sex work is an effective strategy to uphold human dignity needs to read this moving, impressive and necessary book.”— Preti Taneja.