With just days to go until the Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival kicks off, make sure you have a look at this year's line-up. From poetry to puppetry, there is an event for everyone!
9 - 26 May
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The UK Patrons’ Chapter of the Aga Khan Museum has partnered with Asia House to present a talk with Aisha Khalid about her artistic practice and journey over the past 18 years. Khalid’s work puts a contemporary spin on a traditional technique, and has evolved over time using different media, scales, and forms.
Tuesday 2 May
11:00 - 12:30
What is life like reporting from the frontline in Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan? On the opening night of the 2017 Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival, hear from Christina Lamb who is currently Chief Foreign Correspondent for The Sunday Times, and undoubtedly one of the most exciting journalists of our time. Come and join us to hear about Lamb’s insights into the turmoil in the Middle East.
Tuesday 9 May
18:45 - 20:00
August 2017 marks the 70th anniversary of the Partition of India. To remember this critical fraction we bring together short-story writer, novelist and editor of 'Kahani: Short Stories by Pakistani Women' Aamer Hussein; author of 'Black Taj' Mohini Kent; and author of 'Where the River Parts' Radhika Swarup. The discussion will be chaired by author and editor Kavita A. Jindal, who is also the co-founder of The Whole Kahani – a collective of British fiction writers of South Asian origin.
Wednesday 10 May
18:45 - 20:00
Join poet, novelist and migrant rights advocate Ruth Valentine and writer, journalist and broadcaster Kamin Mohammadi for a discussion on Valentine’s new poetry chapbook, Rubaiyat for the Martyrs of Two Wars which focuses on notions of martyrdom in two communities: the young Iranian soldiers who gave up their lives in the Iran – Iraq War, and the young black men who became victims of London gang conflicts.
Tuesday 9 May
13:00 – 15:45
Aisha Khalid will discuss her artistic practice and journey over the past 18 years.
Hear insights into the turmoil in the Middle East from one of the most exciting journalists of our time.
Join Ruth Valentine and Kamin Mohammadi for a discussion about Valentine’s new poetry chapbook.
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