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
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
Merna Liddawi latest works are still on display at the Asia House Foyer until
Friday October 27
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
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
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.
Fascinating preview of events at Asia House in 2017 Ancient and Modern Subcultures
Hande Eagle talks to Turkish poet Karin Karakaşlı to talk about her life and work.
The Festival focused on the human condition, social issues, and long-forgotten pasts.
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