Sharper than a Serpent's Tooth: South Asian Feminist Writing
Writers Preti Taneja, Mona Arshi and journalist and Orwell Foundation trustee Arifa Akbar discuss subverting well-worn literary paths and creating a new trailblazing legacy for literature.
From Shakespeare to Sophocles, writers often look to the classics for inspiration for their work, bringing age-old human questions into modern-day scenarios. Many British Asian women writers are finding ways to explore the classics by presenting intimate, fresh and contemporary narratives through a feminist lens.
For this event Preti Taneja looks at her modern-day retelling of King Lear We That Are Young, and Mona Arshi discusses her debut collections of poems Small Hands in a conversation chaired by Arifa Akbar.
For full details and to purchase tickets, please visit the Southbank Centre website.
Tickets: £15 (booking fees apply).
Venue: Royal Festival Hall
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