A politically infused spoken-word performance with poet, Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan.
Manzoor-Khan takes us on a journey through her debut poetry collection, Postcolonial Banter. The collection features some of her most well-known and widely performed poems as well as some never-seen-before material. Her words are a disruption of comfort, a call to action, a redistribution of knowledge and an outpouring of dissent.
Ranging from critiquing racism, systemic Islamophobia, the function of the nation-state and rejecting secularist visions of identity, to reflecting on the difficulty of writing and penning responses to conversations she wishes she’d had. This performance will be interjected with Suhaiymah's reflections and musings in light of the current context.
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Free – donations welcome.
Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan is a writer, poet, speaker and educator born in Bradford and raised in Leeds. Her work grapples with questions of history, race and power – trying to interrogate mainstream narratives about Muslims, migrants, violence and more. She has written for The Guardian, Independent, Al-Jazeera and her work has been featured across national media outlets as well as on University and school syllabi.
Suhaiymah regularly facilitates workshops and gives lectures on, as well as campaigns against, Islamophobia and other state-sanctioned forms of racism. She is the author of poetry collection, Postcolonial Banter (Verve Poetry Press, 2019), co-author of the anthology, A FLY GIRL’S GUIDE TO UNIVERSITY: Being a woman of colour at Cambridge and other institutions of power and elitism (Verve Poetry Press, 2019) and hosts the Breaking Binaries podcast.
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