Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival

50 percent off tickets to a series of talks with bestselling authors and comedians

WHAT IS IT? 50 percent off tickets to a fascinating literature festival that includes Nish Kumar, Nikesh Shukla, Elif Shafak and Nikita Gill WHY BUY? This string of talks is designed to inspire and engage diverse audiences. This year’s festival brings writing from Turkey to Tokyo alongside stories from the Asian diaspora. There will be an exploration of the role of women in today’s society, reflections on the social and political trends that are sweeping across the world’s fastest changing continent and an examination of British Asian identity. From live events and panel discussions to storytelling and a poetry slam, this year’s line-up guarantees something for everyone. WHO’S ON THE LINE-UP? Nikesh Shukla in Conversation with Nish Kumar The writer and the comedian discuss Shukla’s latest book and their experiences growing up as British Asians Love and Leftover Women in Modern China Roseann Lake talks to Xue Xinran about dating, love and marriage in modern China and why unmarried women are still referred to as ‘leftovers’ Mishal Husain in conversation The award-winning broadcaster’s work has taken her from the Rohingya refugee camps to interviewing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. She discusses her new book ‘The Skills’ which champions women to reach their potential. Nikita Gill: Poetry in the Age of Social Media The InstaPoet, who counts Alanis Morissette among her fans, reads from her new book ‘Fierce Fairytales’ and talks about ‘being brown, being Sikh, growing up in India and being a woman in New Delhi. Can We All Be Feminists? Asian Women Speak Two of the Asian contributors to this new intersectional feminist anthology explore what feminism means to them. Louis de Bernières: Setting the Scene in Ceylon The bestselling author of ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’ discusses his new book ‘So Much Life Left Over’ Elif Shafak in Conversation with Nus Ghani Award-winning Turkish novelist, Shafak, discusses women, faith and politics with Nus Ghani MP. Linda Yueh: The Great Economists Can China grow rich? Can Asia become mostly middle class? Discussing her new book, economist and broadcaster Linda Yueh delves into the big ideas of history’s most prominent economists China’s ‘New Era’: Progress or Jeopardy? A panel discussion on whether President Xi Jinping’s China is in jeopardy Zing Tsjeng: The Female Heroes of History A focus on the Asian women that have made significant contributions to society but have been erased from history Karl reMarks: And Then God Created the Middle East… The online satirist delivers highlights from his new book of wildly wry observations and views you’re guaranteed not to hear in the news. Sherin Khankan: Can Islam be a Feminist Religion? Denmark’s first female imam recounts her remarkable journey of faith and her belief in ‘Islamic feminism’ Ben Dix and Asia Alfasi: Communicating through Comics Founder of PositiveNegatives, Dix talks about translating stories from marginalised voices into graphic novel form with his artistic collaborator Asia Alfasi An Evening in Mongolia A panel discussion on Mongolian travel and culture with Mongolian food and vodka tasting included in the ticket price Nightmarch: 7 Nights Among the Naxalites Anthropologist Alpa Shah recounts the seven-night trek she took with India’s revolutionary guerrillas Jeffrey Archer and Abir Mukherjee: Writing to Thrill The bestselling author, Jeffrey Archer, and rising crime fiction star, Abir Mukherjee, discuss their approaches to writing gripping plotlines and their passion for India Asia House Poetry Slam 2018 Judges Nikita Gill, Momtaza Mehri and Zia Ahmed will crown this year’s champion. If you’re aged 18-25, submit your Asia-related poems before 5th October to be in with a chance to win! and many more… Image 2: Elif Shafak © Fethi Karaduman, image 3: Nikesh Shukla © ShamPhat, Nish Kumar © Idil Sukan NEED TO KNOW This voucher is valid for one ticket to Asia House. Please visit for further information and timings. Please note Jeffrey Archer & Abir Mukherjee: Writing to Thrill, will be held at he Hallam Conference Centre - 44 Hallam St, Marylebone, London W1W 6JJ. All other events take place at Asia House. This voucher cannot be cancelled, refunded, exchanged or used in conjunction with any other offer.


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