Finding a voice? South Asian Women Writers and the UK publishing landscape

Hugh Aston 1.47
06/03/2024 (11:00-12:00)
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Join us for this event to celebrate the achievements South Asian women writers.

Despite concerted efforts to address the lack of diversity in publishing, the workforce remains 87% white and books written by writers of colour are often perceived as niche. Our very own Farhana Shaikh set out on an exciting research journey, one that led her to consider how she might tell a story about South Asian women writers and the UK publishing landscape. In this talk, Farhana will discuss the findings from her preliminary investigation, share lived experiences and ask what might be done to equal the level playing field.

Farhana Shaikh is a writer and publisher at Dahlia Books, a small independent publishing press that champions regional and diverse voices. Farhana lectures at De Montfort University and is currently working on a research project examining the role the small presses have played in diversifying mainstream literary culture.

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