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Kevin Jared Hosein: Hungry Ghosts [Podcast Exclusive]

“What does one do with those dreams, how are those dreams deferred? What do they morph into? Do they morph into something, violent and grotesque or are they just passed down to the different generations where, it would morph into hope?” – Kevin Jared Hosein.

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Kevin Jared Hosein is fast becoming known as one of global literature’s most exciting new talents. His new novel, Hungry Ghosts, explores violence, religion, family and class against the backdrop of 1940s colonial central Trinidad. This extraordinary work has received praise from literary icons such as Bernardine Evaristo and the late, great Hilary Mantel, who called the work ‘deeply impressive’.

Recorded exclusively for the Wheeler Centre podcast, hear from Hosein on his highly anticipated debut tour of Australia. Kevin appears in conversation with screenwriter and author Cath Moore, discussing his latest work of fiction, exploring Trinidad’s colonial past, and promoting an appreciation of Caribbean literature to a global audience.



The event was recorded on Wednesday 16 August 2023 at the Wheeler Centre.

Featured music is ‘Ultra Chill’ by IMPRISMED.

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