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Opening Night: Christina Lamb

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What is life like reporting from the frontline in Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan? On the opening night of the Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival, hear from Christina Lamb, undoubtedly one of the most exciting journalists of our time. She will share her insights into the turmoil in the Middle East.

Currently Chief Foreign Correspondent for The Sunday Times, Lamb has been posted in countries ranging from South Africa and Pakistan. Most recently, she has been reporting the refugee crisis across Europe and the Yazidi women enslaved by ISIS in Iraq.

Since starting out in Peshawar in Pakistan, where her despatches with the Afghan mujaheddin fighting the Russians saw her named Young Journalist of the Year in the British Press Awards in 1988, she has won Foreign Correspondent of the Year five times as well as the Prix Bayeux, Europe’s most prestigious award for war correspondents. Lamb has written eight books including the bestselling The Africa House and I Am Malala. 

If you admire the likes of Marguerite Higgins, Lee Miller and Martha Gellhorn, this is an unmissable talk featuring their greatest contemporary.

The talk will be followed by a drinks reception featuring Middle Eastern themed canapés, courtesy of celebrated chef Paul Bloomfield.

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General: £15, Concessions: £10, Asia House Arts Members: £7.50

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May 9, 2017
18:45 - 20:00
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