The British Pakistani author gives an interview to Asia House about his latest and timely novel 'Exit West' which throws a unique light on the global refugee crisis.
On her journey across China to find her roots Choo Waihong encountered the Mosuo tribe, the last surviving matrilineal and matriarchal society in the world, in the Yunnan province. She lived with them for six years and wrote the first insider account of life in this extraordinary tribe – 'The Kingdom of Women: Life, Love and Death in China’s Hidden Mountains.'
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Asia House has relaunched its individual Friends membership scheme as Asia House Arts Membership (AHAM). Under the new scheme, all Asia House Arts Members will receive a 50% discount off all Asia House arts & learning events and other benefits.
Italian-born Iranian artist Bita Ghezelayagh's area of research has mainly been the subcultural Iranian feltmakers – who traditionally make clothing, tents and carpet. Ghezelayagh has created a collection of decorative costumes that combine talismanic symbols, silk-screen printing and embroidery that are on display at Asia House.
Until Friday 5 May
10.00 - 18.00
Ghezelayegh's work combines talismanic symbols, silk-screen printing and embroidery.
Dr Mandana Seyfeddinipur will discuss the impact globalisation has had on language.
Join four prominent writers as they discuss being a Muslim woman living in the UK today.
Leading foreign correspondent Christina Lamb will open this year’s Festival.
Mohsin Hamid gives an exclusive interview to Naomi Canton about his latest novel Exit West.
Choo Waihong talks about her debut book which is based on her experiences with the Mosuo tribe.
Asia House is an established part of London’s cultural scene. Presenting over 100 events a year, including the Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival and the Asia House Film Festival, we offer an outstanding selection of opportunities to explore, absorb and enjoy the arts of Asia. To contact a member of the team, email firstname.lastname@example.org.