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London, W1G 7LP United Kingdom
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April 2016

Master of Mystery

11 April, 2016 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Asia House, 63 New Cavendish St
London, W1G 7LP United Kingdom
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Boris Akunin, bestselling Russian crime writer born in Georgia, in conversation with Boyd Tonkin, Senior Writer at The Independent and jury chair of the 2016 Man Booker International Prize. Akunin – the pen name of Grigory Chkhartishvili – discusses his fiction, the arts of translation, and what 19th-century Tsarist Russia (the setting of his Inspector Fandorin mysteries) might tell us about today.

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Georgia on the Edge

12 April, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Asia House, 63 New Cavendish St
London, W1G 7LP United Kingdom
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A double bill of Georgia’s past through writers’ eyes: FROM THE KNIGHT IN THE PANTHER SKIN TO STALIN’S GREAT TERROR Historian Donald Rayfield, author of Edge of Empires and Stalin and His Hangmen, in conversation with Maya Jaggi, cultural journalist and Artistic Director of Georgia25. This world authority speaks about the ‘golden age’ of the medieval poet Shota Rustaveli, and his own translation of Kvachi (described by William Boyd as the ‘picaresque masterpiece of 20th-century Georgian literature’), a novel denounced as pornographic and whose author was…

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Eyewitnesses on the Road to Freedom

12 April, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Asia House, 63 New Cavendish St
London, W1G 7LP United Kingdom
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Two of Georgia’s most famous novelist-screenwriters, Aka Morchiladze and Dato Turashvili in conversation with documentary filmmaker Teresa Cherfas about the rocky path to independence, the civil war that followed, and the legacy of the ‘90s – a time of bread queues and blackouts. Turashvili’s Flight from the USSR probed the true story of a group of Georgian students who hijacked a Soviet airliner in 1983 to escape to the West, and whose execution shocked society. In Aka Morchiladze’s Journey to Karabakh a privileged youth from…

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Writing on New Georgia

14 April, 2016 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Asia House, 63 New Cavendish St
London, W1G 7LP United Kingdom
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On Georgia’s Mother Tongue Day, Lasha Bugadze, new-generation novelist, playwright and cartoonist, in conversation with Claire Armitstead, Books Editor of Guardian News & Media What does it mean to be a writer in today’s Georgia with its freedoms and flashpoints – from religious revival to the shadow of 2008 when Russian tanks advanced on the capital? Bugadze’s play The President Has Come to See You was performed at London’s Royal Court in 2013. Why, in the view of this satirist, has politics taken the role of…

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April 2018

China: A Nation of Readers @ Asia House

11 April, 2018 @ 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Asia House, 63 New Cavendish St
London, W1G 7LP United Kingdom
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China: A Nation of Readers Wed 11 April @ 6.45pm – 9pm £5 China has recently seen an explosion of new writing as authors young and old, men and women, experiment with new forms (including the hugely popular online novels) and bring stories that reflect the complex realities of China today to an enthusiastic readership. However, the most popular fiction in China is often by foreign authors if the country's 2017 Best Sellers List is anything to go by. Afghan-born American author…

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March 2019

The Rise of the Modest Revolution

14 March, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Asia House, 63 New Cavendish St
London, W1G 7LP United Kingdom
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Dian Pelangi, Professor Reina Lewis, Kulsum Patel and Raishma Islam in conversation #AsiaHouseArts FREE FOR STUDENTS! Modest fashion is a billion dollar global business that is now influencing the mainstream market. Brands such as Dolce & Gabbana are catering to the modest buyer, hijab-wearing models are appearing in high-profile fashion and beauty campaigns and Muslim digital influencers command as many millions of followers as their non-covered counterparts. We are thrilled to welcome digital influencer, designer and author of Hijab Street…

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