21st of June Program

Literary Activism
Saturday 21 June 2 – 6.30pm
Manchester City College, 372 -376a Dickenson Road, Longsight, Manchester, M13 0WQ
Changing Racisms: The representation of the ‘other’ in literature today, in particular of Muslims and Islam.
Creative Rendering and Resistance: A history of literary resistance: from secular left to religious resistance. What can we learn from the past? What is needed today?

Hamja Ahsan – The Talha Ahsan campaign. Hamja Ahsan is the brother of Talha Ahsan who was extradited to the US.
Nisha Kapoor: Extra-ordinary Extradition Nisha Kapoor is an academic and campaigner with the Talha Ahsan campaign
Ken Fero: Poetry of the Image Ken Fero is a multiple award winning filmmaker.
Anandi Ramamurthy: Slogans as Poetry of Resistance Anandi Ramamurthy is an academic and campaigner, author of Kala Tara, A History of the Asian Youth Movements.
Kavita Bhanot: Reading Racism Kavita Bhanot is a writer, editor, teacher.
Tariq Mehmood: Writing & Resistance Tariq Mehmood is a writer, campaigner and a former defendant from the Bradford 12.

Exhibition: Bradford Twelve, all day

Abo Gaabi singing a medley in Arabic of poems from South Africa, Palestine and Algeria.
Mishaal Mehmood singing in English
Peter Kalu: POW: Ecclesiastical Public Relations Agency. A Performance Peter Kalu is an award-winning writer and storyteller
Virinder Kalra: Performance of the Revolutionary Poetry of The Ghadar Movement Virinder Singh Kalra is an academic and campaigner, he writes about popular culture, the South Asian diaspora and racism in Britain.
Performance of resistance literature throughout the day

Free to attend. Limited spaces. For more information or to confirm attendance email:


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