Excited to be heading to Ireland for the Dalkey Book Festival.
LIST OF MY EVENTS BELOW:
Town Hall - 20:30pm
Islam and feminism? Is there a contradiction? Or is that a knee jerk reaction, seeing Muslim women as a monolithic bloc who need to be liberated from the tyranny of the headscarf, who is in some countries are not allowed to drive, are subjected to mutilation and generally are oppressed? Is the reality much more complex?
With Elif Shafak, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Mehreen Khan and Ayisha Malik.
Heritage Centre - 13:00pm
Who writes their life story at 24? Yassmin Abdel-Magied did. She’s a mechanical engineer, social advocate, writer and hijab wearing ‘petrol head’. Her book ‘Yassmin’s Story- Who Do You Think I Am?’ tells of a Sudanese Muslim who arrived in Australia as a 2 year old. At 16 she founded Youth Without Borders (an organisation focused on helping young people work for positive change),and she went on to become an engineer, a leader and an inspiration.
In conversation with Eithne Shortall.
Town Hall 14:30pm
Is freedom of speech absolute and unconditional? As debate is stifled in US Colleges for fear of causing “offence”, and with cultural appropriation jumping out of academia and into the realm of internet outrage, is free speech threatened by liberals not conservatives? Respect for difference is important but is it right to bring social issues into making art? Do writers have borders or can they write about what they want? Our esteemed panel -from across the world- discusses free speech versus protection of minorities.
With Marlon James, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Dr. Shashi Tharoor and Han Yujoo.
Chaired by Myles Dungan.