Broadcaster and journalist Bidisha’s latest book Asylum and Exile: The Hidden Voices of London goes behind the headlines to offer a moving account of the lives of refugees in the UK. To mark the book’s launch, Asia House is hosting a thought-provoking discussion on the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers from countries such as Syria, which the book chronicles in vivid detail.
Writer and activist Rachel Holmes will chair the discussion, which will take place between Bidisha herself and Maurice Wren, CEO of the Refugee Council, which is supporting the event. It also coincides with Holocaust Memorial Day and will draw attention to the less talked about stories from Britain’s refugees.
A drinks reception will follow.