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The Yoniverse

Featuring Afshan D’souza-Lodhi, Shagufta K Iqbal & Amani Saeed

Sunday 7th October, 7pm

International Anthony Burgess Foundation

The Yoniverse has a mission to celebrate the diversity of the South Asian diaspora. They have a mission to bring female poets to a wider audience, and allow them free expression, space, loudness and hope. They have a mission to encourage woman and girls to be unapologetically outspoken. Join three Yoniverse poets for a night of stimulating spoken word. Afshan D’souza-Lodhi is a Manchester-based writer whose work sits on the intersections of flash fiction, poetry and script. Her forthcoming collection, on desire, explores the yearning to love, be loved and belong. Shagufta K Iqbal is a poet, artist and creator. Her debut collection, Jam is for Girls, Girls get Jam, was praised by Nikesh Shukla as ‘a social political masterclass in its exploration of cities, cultures, race, food and family.’ Amani Saeed is a spoken word artist who has worked with The Roundhouse and the BBC. Her collection, Split, tackles a range of issues including having a multifaceted identity and being a ‘bad Muslim’.
Tickets £8/£6

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