Esplanade Presents


Home/land: A Dramatic Reading of Nine Yard Sarees

Prasanthi Ram & Jaryl George Solomon (Singapore)

6 Mar 2024, Wed, 7pm & 8pm


(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Concourse

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“…home was not a place at all. Home was a feeling that sprang directly out of Amma’s masterful, loving hands.” 


Join author Prasanthi Ram for a dramatic reading of select excerpts from her debut fiction Nine Yard Sarees, with playwright Jaryl George Solomon. 


Hailed by The Straits Times as “one of the best debut books of Singapore fiction in 2023,” Nine Yard Sarees is a multigenerational tale about a fictional family named the Srinivasans. Told through eleven interlinked stories and nine female narrators, the book takes readers across the globe from Singapore to Connecticut in search of home and belonging.


No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Language: English
Things to Note:
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Artist Information

Prasanthi Ram


Born and bred in Singapore, Prasanthi Ram is the author of short story cycle Nine Yard Sarees (2023). Her writing can also be found in publications such as Best New Singaporean Short Stories: Volume Five (2022) and Making Kin: Ecofeminist Essays from Singapore (2021). In 2020, she co-founded Mahogany Journal, an online literary journal that spotlights South Asian writers in Singapore. 

Jaryl George Solomon


Jaryl George Solomon identifies as a poet, playwright & educator who loves all things Pokémon & paranormal. His writing is often an amalgamation of race, queerness & body-image, and has been featured in What We Inherit: Growing Up Indian & Brown is Redacted: Reflecting on Race in Singapore. He is also the poetry editor & co-founder of Mahogany Journal.

Date & Time

6 Mar 2024, Wed


Esplanade Concourse


Esplanade Concourse

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