In partnership with the British Council, Wasafiri – the UK’s leading magazine for contemporary writing since 1984, will celebrate the launch of its special issue focus on Hong Kong writing in a panel discussion on Friday 1st December 2017.
The 70th year of Indian independence inevitably recalls Partition and the violent division that followed it. In a lecture that considers the lessons for other countries facing similar divisions, Kishwar Desai talks about establishing the Partition Museum in Amritsar, and considers whether partition and division are ever reparable.
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 WasafiriMagazine and chaired by its deputy editor, Arifa Akbar.