The Asia House Bagri Foundation

Literature Festival 2018

In 2018, #AsiaLitFest celebrated its 12th edition and highlighted literature from Turkey to Tokyo. We explored a range of themes, including the role of women in today's society, a reflection on the social and political trends sweeping across the world's fastest-changing continent and an examination of British Asian identities. 

The emphasis on women's voices and stories tied in with 2018 marking 100 years of women's sufferage in the UK. Our speakers Mishal Husain, Elif Shafak, Sherin Khankan and Nikita Gill were just some of the remarkable women making strides in their respective fields and writing about their experiences. 

We were once again grateful for the support of our Title Sponsor, the Bagri Foundation, who share our vision to celebrate Asian arts and culture and share it with audiences across the UK.

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Monday 10 September 2018

Nikesh Shukla in conversation with Nish Kumar

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Saturday 15 September 2018

Mishal Husain: ‘The Skills: From First Job to Dream Job’

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Monday 17 September 2018

Louis de Bernières: Setting the Scene in Ceylon

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Tuesday 25 September 2018

China’s ‘New Era’: Progress or Jeopardy?

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Monday 8 October 2018

Sherin Khankan: Can Islam be a Feminist Religion?

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Thursday 18 October 2018

Alpa Shah: 7 Nights Among India’s Naxalites

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Wednesday 12 September 2018

Love and Leftover Women in Modern China | Roseann Lake and Xinran Xue

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Saturday 15 September 2018

Nikita Gill: Poetry in the Age of Social Media

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Tuesday 18 September 2018

Elif Shafak in Conversation with Nusrat Ghani

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Thursday 27 September 2018

Zing Tsjeng: The Female Heroes of History

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Wednesday 10 October 2018

Communicating through Comics

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Thursday 1 November 2018

Jeffrey Archer and Abir Mukherjee: Writing to Thrill

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Friday 14 September 2018

Family life in fiction: Yan Ge in Conversation

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Saturday 15 September 2018

Can We All Be Feminists? Asian Women Speak

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Thursday 20 September 2018

Linda Yueh: The Great Economists

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Thursday 4 October 2018

Karl reMarks: And Then God Created the Middle East…

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Wednesday 17 October 2018

An Evening in Mongolia: An immersive travel experience

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Tuesday 6 November 2018

Asia House Poetry Slam 2018