Author Elizabeth Entenmann listed must-read books that will be coming out in 2020. 'The Other Mrs'. by popular author, Mary Kubica will be released. 'Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot' by Mikki Kendall is there in several popular lists. Suzanne Collins's 'Hunger Games' prequel 'The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes' will come out.
Shaheen Bhatt is shattering the taboos around mental health with her book 'I've Never Been (Un) Happier. Bhatt has put her experiences with living with depression out in the open for people to understand the condition and empathise with victims. Bhatt said that writing the book was like intensive therapy. She began to experience the symptoms at 13.
Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan’s art named ‘Comedian’, which is a piece of banana with a duct strap, priced at $120,000 won at Art Basel Miami. It was the endpoint in a creative process that saw him cycling through renditions of the fruit in resin and bronze, before settling on the real thing. The fair is also called ‘Running of the Billionaires’.
Every mother loves a gift from her beloved child. Books are a great way to show your love. Some of the perfect gifts for your mom are ‘Motherhood’ by Sheila Heti, ‘You’ve Been Volunteered’ by Laurie Gelman, ‘When You Knew’ by Jamie Beck, ‘The Mars Room’ by Rachel Kushner, ‘That Kind of Mother’ by Rumaan Alam, and ‘The Amendment’ by Anne Leigh Parrish.
Journalist Nirmala Govindarajan's book 'Hunger Daughters' is about the girls of Naxalite-infested Orissa. She talks of female resilience to the hunger and other challenges of a world lost to urban oblivion. The book binds the unexplored shades of poverty and power, with an underlying story of love and girls who have become breadwinners at the age of 12.
Madame Menaka was a legendary Kathak dancer. She was also the first Kathak exponent who had embarked upon choreographing group dances and dance-dramas. Born on Oct 15, 1899 in Barisal, East Bengal in a family where they had estates .Her real name was Leila Roy. She was the daughter of an Indian Bengali Pearey Lal Roy, a barrister trained in England.