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April 2018

The Right Kind of Muslim?

April 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Auditorium, Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road
King's Cross, London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
£5

Throughout British history, there have been many groups that this country has viewed with caution and Muslims have often been seen as part of these 'others'. Sayeeda Warsi, author of The Enemy Within, examines why.…

Forgotten Histories: The Muslim Heroes of World War One

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road
King's Cross, London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
£5

Hear the founder of Forgotten Heroes 14-19 Foundation, Luc Ferrier, describe how he came across his great grandfather's First World War diaries, in which he read about the "Mohammedans" he encountered in the trenches. Ferrier…

Spicing Up Sci-fi: The Dunes Strike Back

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Auditorium, Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road
King's Cross, London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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£5

Dune, Frank Herbert’s epic science fiction novel, loaded with Islamic etymology, centres on a power struggle to control ‘the spice’ – an enduring ecological metaphor that still resonates today. What fresh insights are emerging from…

How We Take Back Our Stories

April 28 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Eliot Room, Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road
King's Cross, London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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£5

Is it easier to sell books about Muslims if they’re written by non-Muslims? This expert panel of independent publishers discuss the ins and outs of selling works by Muslim and other minority writers. How can…

Grenfell: Social Activism and the Failure of Politics

April 28 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Auditorium, Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road
King's Cross, London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom

Last year the Grenfell Tower fire highlighted the failure of our political discussions to include and provide adequate housing for those quickly being left behind.  Into the gap has stepped social activists doing much more…

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