We are thrilled to announce that our Executive Creative Director, Rita Banerjee, has been appointed as the new Executive Director of Kundiman, a New York-based organization dedicated to providing a nurturing space for Asian American writers. Kundiman, an organization founded by poets Sarah Gambito and Joseph O. Legaspi in 2004, “offers a comprehensive spectrum of arts programming that gives writers opportunities to inscribe their own stories, transforming and enriching the American literary landscape. Kundiman sees literature not only as vehicle for cultural expression but also as an instrument for political dialogue and self-empowerment.”
The Kundiman Executive Board cites Rita’s expertise in Non-Western and Asian American literatures and the international scope of modern South Asian literatures, as well as her language fluency in Bengali as integral to her position at Kundiman, and in the international literary scene. Rita will officially step into this role in September 2016. Please join us in congratulating Rita, as well as supporting all that Kundiman does. Read the full announcement on Rita’s new appointment here.