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Indian silent movie featuring a ‘passionate kiss’ to be restored

Shiraz, a silent-era Indian film which features an early on-screen kiss, is set to be restored by the British Film Institute with a score composed and performed live by Anoushka Shankar. The film, which will be screened in London and Agra, India, later this year, is among the highlights of the UK/India 2017 Year of Culture programme, announced by the British Council, the Indian High Commission and the BFI.

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Arifa Akbar

Wasafiri welcomes Arifa Akbar as Deputy Editor

Wasafiri would like to welcome Arifa Akbar as the new Deputy Editor of the magazine. Arifa Akbar is a journalist, literary critic and columnist. She is also the curator of ‘M-Fest’, a Muslim festival of books and ideas launching at King’s Place, London, in September 2017. She is the former literary…

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Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2016 Winners

The winners of the 2016 Wasafiri New Writing Prize have been announced! Our congratulations go to the three winners of the NWP 2016: Niamh MacCabe for Nobody Knows the Shivering Stars (Fiction) Danielle Boodoo-Fortune for Portrait of my father as a grouper (Poetry) Shiva Rahbaran for Massoumeh: An I…

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Muslim, Female and Feminist: In Words and Images

What does it mean to be Young, Muslim and feminist today? Is the West obsessed by the way Muslim women look? Can we look beyond the veil to women’s relationship to faith, faithlessness, fashion and liberation? Join us for readings and a panel discussion on Muslim identities, photography and literature in this event hosted by Wasafiri Magazine and chaired by its deputy editor, Arifa Akbar.

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Muslim, Female and Feminist: In Words and Images

Muslim, Female and Feminist: In Words and Images Thursday 13 April 2017, 6.30pm-8.30pm The Library, 112 St. Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4BD What does it mean to be Young, Muslim and feminist today? Is the West obsessed by the way Muslim women look? Can we look beyond the veil to women’s relationship…

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