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1-30 November 2021
1:00 pm to 12:00 am
All ages welcome
Manchester Literature Festival
‘The point of hunger/is to remind you to live.’ Award-winning Indian poet Tishani Doshi joins us to share poems from her exquisite, inventive, insightful and often playful new collection A God at the Door. She will discuss her work and imagination; the urgency of writing about injustice, inequality and climate change, and the role Human Rights and feminism play in her life as a poet and person with fellow poet and Human Rights lawyer Mona Arshi. This event is presented in partnership with Ripples of Hope Festival and will include a short film of the commission Tishani wrote responding to Article 6: Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.
Tishani Doshi is a poet, novelist and dancer of Welsh-Gujarati descent. Her four collections of poetry include Countries of the Body, Everything Begins Elsewhere and Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods, which was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry. She lives on a beach between two fishing villages in Tamil Nadu with her husband and dogs.
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