What is British Asian Literature?

DESIblitz.com is part of the 2017 Birmingham Literature Festival. With a selection of 3 fantastic Asian-based literary events between 7th to 15th October.
With support from Arts Council England, DESIblitz.com welcomes prominent Asian authors from the UK and India to discuss the growing popularity and relevance of Asian literature in multicultural Britain.

DESIblitz presents Asian Literature at Birmingham Literature Festival 2017

DESIblitz hosts a very special panel discussion with notable critics and published writers to discuss, What is British Asian Literature? 

Authors invited are Bali Rai, Radhika Swarup, and Bidisha, and photographer Mahtab Hussain.

Bali Rai is a popular writer of British Asian fiction, including (Un)arranged Marriage and Rani & Sukh.

Radhika Swarup is a London based writer who recently published her first novel, Where the River Parts. A tale of love, loss and longing during 1947 Partition of India.

Bidisha is an author and critic whose writing passion largely focuses on social issues and human rights.

Mahtab Hussain has just recently published a photography book titled, You Get Me. It explores British Asian masculinity and identity with a series of poignant portraits.

Together, the panel will discuss living and working in the UK today. In particular, how they, as British Asians, identify themselves in the arts, literature and beyond. This insightful debate will openly question what cultural identity means for many ethnics who call Britain their home.

Event Details

Date: Saturday 7th October 2017 
Venue: Studio Theatre, Library of Birmingham
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Ticket: £10/£8 concessions

Book Tickets: Stories Crossing Borders: What is British Asian Literature?

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