Migration and displacement have long proved excellent subject matters for the literary mind, with some of the most esteemed books being anchored in these themes. The works of two contemporary writers, Huma Qureshi and Xiaolu Guo, are no exception.
Guo, the acclaimed Chinese novelist, will discuss the idea of immigration and transnationalism in new fictional offering I Am China, alongside her 2007 book A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers. Meanwhile Qureshi will talk about her book In Spite of Oceans, which looks at immigration from a creative non-fiction perspective.
Independent literary editor Arifa Akbar will chair the event.