BREAKING TABOOS IN ASIA INDONESIA IN FOCUS: CHILDHOOD AND FAMILY

As part of the Autumn 2017 Asia House Literature Programme we present Indonesia in Focus. We will be welcoming Indonesian architect, curator, writer and poet Avianti Armand to delve into the theme of childhood and family in Indonesia.

Wednesday 23 October

18.45 - 20.00

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INDONESIA IN FOCUS: NURIL BASRI

As part of the Autumn 2017 Asia House Literature Programme we present Indonesia in Focus, a two-part series exploring what it means to be a literary labourer in one of the world’s most ethnically diverse and multilingual countries.

Nuril Basri who was born in a small village in Tangerang. Basri has worked as an internet shop operator, cashier, private tutor, a secretary in a Korean Embassy and account manager. He now divides his time between working as a waiter in hotels and cruise ships and writing his novels.

Tuesday 24 October

18:45 - 20:00

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Foyer Gallery | Merna Liddawi: Revelation

Merna Liddawi latest works are still on display at the Asia House Foyer until

Friday October 27

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‘ON INSPIRATION’: An Evening with Amit Chaudhuri

Amit Chaudhuri, is an acclaimed musician in the classical North Indian tradition and an internationally admired composer. This is his first public foray into art and music with leading guitarist Adam Moore with a selection of new material in his ground-breaking ‘not fusion’ experiment. There will be an opportunity to meet Amit and buy a signed copy of his recent highly acclaimed novel, Friend of My Youth.

Thursday 2 November

18.45 - 21.00

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Myanmar: Hidden Voices Revealed

Join us for a panel discussion and the launch of a new anthology of short stories from Myanmar called Hidden Words, Hidden Worlds. This anthology is the culmination of a five year British Council Literature programme in Myanmar which gave voice to Burmese and ethnic writers through short story writing and translation workshops.

Letyar Tun, one of the Burmese writers featured in the anthology will be in conversation with Fiona Ledger, a former BBC Media Action producer in Myanmar, and moderated by Phillip Kim, Managing Editor of Asian Literary Review.

Wednesday November 8

18:45 - 21:00

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High Up Above & Down Below: Istanbul

24 August, 2017

Hwang Sok-yong: A Modern Tale of Poverty

17 August, 2017

Inglorious Empire: Interview with Shashi Tharoor

5 June, 2017

Nadeem Aslam – 2017 Closing Night

26 May, 2017

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As part of the Autumn 2017 Asia House Literature Programme we present Indonesia in Focus

As part of the Autumn 2017 Asia House Literature Programme we present Indonesia in Focus: Nuril Basir

An evening with Amit Chaudhuri, novelist, poet, essayist and musician.

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