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April 2017

The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write

April 19 18:45 - 20:00

Join four prominent writers as they discuss being a Muslim woman living in the UK today.

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Sin Cities: Away in Mumbai & Kolkata

April 20 18:45 - 20:00

Bengali author Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay will discuss the disparities between the two cities.

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Aleppo Like You’ve Never Known It

April 24 12:30 - 13:30

Author Philip Mansel will take us on a thought-provoking journey through the city that now lies in ruin.

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Singaporean author Waihong Choo has written a first insider account of the Mosuo tribe in China

The Kingdom of Women

April 24 18:45 - 20:00

A Singaporean writer gives the first insider account of her life with the Mosuo tribe.

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Published by Chatto & Windus, Xiaolu Guo's memoir is a handbook of life lessons for people from all walks of life

Growing up in a Changing China

April 26 18:45 - 20:00

Acclaimed author Xiaolu Guo talks about growing up in 1970s China.

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Donald Rayfield, Emeritus Professor of Russian and Georgian at Queen Mary University of London.

A Poet is Born: Nikoloz Baratashvili

April 27 18.45 - 20.00

Donald Rayfield talks about Georgian poet Nikoloz Baratashvili on his 200th birth anniversary

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May 2017

A Present-Day Rubaiyat

May 9 13:45 - 15:00

Join Ruth Valentine and Kamin Mohammadi for a discussion about Valentine's new poetry chapbook.

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Opening Night: Christina Lamb

May 9 18:45 - 20:00

Hear insights into the turmoil in the Middle East from one of the most exciting journalists of our time.

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The Empire Writes Back

May 10 18:45 - 20:00

Four South Asian writers will discuss the Partition of India, 70 years on.

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A Room for Rumi

May 11 18:45 - 20:00

Elif Shafak will bring to life the core teachings of 13th-century Persian poet and Sufi master Rumi.

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