Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Stories of hatred: how writers fight Islamophobia

Monday, 03 February 2020, 17:00 to 19:00

Think Human: Intersectional identities

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


Oxfordshire County Library


Has anti-Muslim hatred gone mainstream? A recent report from Europe and the US says yes.

We now find ourselves living in a world where people like Nigel Farage, Donald Trump and even the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson are frighteningly accepting towards Islamophobia.

How can literature challenge this issue? And can writers from Muslim backgrounds use literature to fight back? How can books and the written word respond to increasingly normalised racism?

Join a panel of leading writers, including novelist Leila Aboulela, as they grapple with these vital issues of our time.

Part of Think Human Festival

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