Venue: MadLab

Time: 16.00 – 17.15


Does the stereotyping and simplification of non-western characters within mainstream English language literature continue? If so, how do we move away from each stereotype? Can literature play a role in resistance? With literature holding the power and potential to influence and critique, this panel discusses the belief that literature is not only important, but also should be responsible.

Hafsah Aneela Bashir is a poet who has just completed an MA in Postcolonial Literary & Culture

Kavita Bhanot worked as an editor for India’s first literary agency

Peter Kalu is an award-winning playwright, poet and novelist

Tariq Mehmood is a broadcaster, writer and filmmaker