Nirpal Dhaliwal and Farah Damji are going to do a joint reading from their respective books, Tourism and Try Me in the New Year,. The subject is:
Did the 60s ever really happen?
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Followed by a Q + A you might want to ask:
1) Why is contemporary Indobrit (so sue me) culture so boring? Why don’t more Asian writers write about what it is really like to be young and Asian in the 21st Century?
2) Why do so many Asian bloggers and wannabe “meejah-sites” hate Nirpal and Farah? Are they really the same person? Or maybe twins separated at birth? I mean the blogger(s) not Farah and Nirpal.
3) Is Gurindher Chadha the benchmark for exploring the zeitgeist? Are we all just squeamish, lights out please, strictly missionary cardboard cut-outs of Lizzie Bennet?
4) Is Gautam Mulkani’s tragic novel a true depiction of what life is like for inner city British Asian youths?
Watch this space for more information and details. Location, dates and times to be announced.
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