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9 March 2024
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
All ages welcome
MACFEST (Muslim Arts and Culture Festival)
Led by the Manchester Lit & Phil’s former President, Ian Cameron, the conversation with Yasmin will be a celebration of her glittering writing career, her personal beliefs and values she holds dear: on Feminism, Culture, Art and Activism as well as about her life in Uganda, at the time of Idi Amin’s forced expulsion of Asians.
She will share her passion for championing a host of worthy causes, and being an influential voice for the unheard. She will also offer her personal and nuanced views on matters that continue to demand our attention – including diversity, equality, inclusion, freedom of expression, racism and populism.
In this hard-hitting discussion, Yasmin will be asked questions such as: what is the state of multiculturalism in Britain today? Does she see it as an unqualified success, or in dire need of re-evaluation? And something many of us have been reflecting on in recent years: what does it mean to be British today?
Hosted by: Ian Cameron, Vice President of the Manchester Lit & Phil.
Chief Guest: Katharina Bielenberg, Publisher of MacLehose Press and Arcadia Books, both imprints of Quercus (Hachette Books).
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