Ayisha Malik will be in conversation with Candice Carty-Williams, chaired by Helen Lederer, discussing multicultural identity, female experience, giving voice to characters rarely seen in literature, and why we keep coming back to Bridget Jones.
Sofia Khan's Happy Ending: A joyful end to the CityRead festival. Journalist Sarah Shaffi hosts a Loose Women panel discussion on the book and its themes. With Ayisha Malik, Nina Wadia, Seeta Indrani and Nisha Nayar. There will be readings from the novel, music, henna, and will conclude with an iftari meal taken together. A very special ending to a wonderful month.
Ticket includes iftari and is £18 (+ booking fee).
Bradford Literature Festival: Ungrateful Immigrants
Dina Nayeri, Juan Felipe Herrera, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and I will be in conversation about the experiences of immigrants in the West, exploring the interplay between ideas of assimilation, integration, and ‘worthiness’.