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Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS)

CCLPS Reading Group

CCLPS Reading Group

P21 Gallery Reading Group: The Word and the World

Literatures, Cultures and Histories of the Islamicate World
Convened by Karima Laachir and Abdool Karim Vakil

The P21 Gallery is an independent London-based non-profit organisation established to promote contemporary Middle Eastern and Arab identities by focusing on their art and culture with distinct focus on Palestine. The work of artists in this and in neighbouring regions is celebrated for its candor and innovation in the global art forums, however much of its manifestations cannot always find an audience in the West; such work is necessary, if not essential, to create a much needed dialogue between these artists and the wider global artistic community whose public remains increasingly interested in the art from such a complex and diversified region.

In addition to displaying contemporary works of art, the P21 Gallery will screen films and documentaries as well as experimental works from an expanded field of lens-based media, and will establish training workshops and reading groups for adults and children, aimed at encouraging a better understanding of cultural diversity.

Set readings for each session are provided to participants. 

Attendance is by registration, and booking is essential as places are strictly limited. To sign up for the reading group, please call 020 7121 6190 or email: info@p21.org.uk

Previous Events in this series

Contemporary Moroccan Literature

Karima Laachir

25 June 2014, P21 Gallery, 21 Chalton St, London, NW1 1JD, 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM

Arabic Poetry

Stefan Sperl

11 June 2014, P21 Gallery, 21 Chalton St, London, NW1 1JD, 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM

Kurdish Writing in Turkey

Taylan Sahbaz

21 May 2014, P21 Gallery, 21 Chalton St, London, NW1 1JD, 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM

Contemporary Iranian Theatre

Nima Mina and Bita Mafizadeh

19 March 2014, P21 Gallery, 21 Chalton Street, London, NW1 1JD, 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM

Contemporary Somali Literature

Martin Orwin

19 February 2014, P21 Gallery, 21 Chalton Street, London, NW1 1JD, 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM

Contemporary Turkish Literature

Keya Anjaria

22 January 2014, P21 Gallery, 21 Chalton St, London, NW1 1JD, 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM

Contemporary Egyptian Literature

Ayman El-Desouky

11 December 2013, P21 Gallery, 21 Chalton St, London NW1 1JD, 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM

Contemporary Lebanese Literature

Wen-Chin Ouyang

19 June 2013, P21 Gallery, 21 Chalton Street, NW1 1JD, 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM

Iraqi Literature in Translation

Nadia Atia

22 May 2013, P21 Gallery, 21 Chalton Street, NW1 1JD, 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM

Pashtoun Literature

James Caron

24 April 2013, P21 Gallery, 21 Chalton Street, NW1 1JD, 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM

Palestinian Writing in Hebrew

Anna Bernard

20 March 2013, P21 Gallery, 21 Chalton Street, NW1 1JD, 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM

Muhammad Iqbal’s The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam

Javed Majeed

20 February 2013, P21 Gallery, 21 Chalton Street, NW1 1JD, 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM