I frequently talk about my books in literary festivals, libraries and to reading groups. My Commonwealth Writers’ Prize winning novel,  If you can walk, you can dance, published by Niyogi Books, Delhi,  is currently being re-launched in the UK.  I look forward to hearing from you if you would like me to come and talk to a group.

I have also been introducing Urdu literature through Ralph Russell’s wonderful translations.

Coming events
Sat 25th – NATECLA  – National Association of Teachers of English and other Community Languages to Adults – London region conference.

planned for 2018:
– Harwich Festival

Recent events in the UK at:
– School of Oriental & African Studies, London
– Royal Asiatic Society, London
– Poetry Translation Centre, London
– Godolphin Literary Festival, Salisbury
– Much Wenlock, Shropshire
– Balham Library, Diversity Month
– Battersea, Relaunch of If you can walk, you can dance
– Wandsworth Society, Uncertain Light
– Wandsworth Welcomes Refugees, Refugee Stories
– University of East Anglia, Norwich
– Self-publishing conference, Leicester
– Winchelsea Literary Society, East Sussex
The Rye Bookshop, East Sussex
– Shrewsbury Literature Festival, Shropshire
– Salisbury, National Women’s Register Conference
– South Bank Centre, London
– Isles of Scilly Festival, Cornwall
– Penzance Literary Festival, Cornwall
– Glasgow Women’s Library
– Wenlock Poetry Festival, Shropshire
Putney Library, London
– Richmond upon Thames, Avenue Club Readers
– Mere Literature Festival, Wiltshire
– Beverley Literary Festival, East Yorkshire
– St Ives Library, Cornwall
– Norwich, Worlds Literature Festival
– Daunt’s Bookshop, London
– Women’s Institute groups in Gloucestershire & Somerset
In South Asia:
– Forum on the Right to Education, Delhi
– Hyderabad Literature Festival
– India International Centre, Delhi
– Jaipur Literature Festival
– Lahore Literature Festival
– LitFestX on-line
– Miranda House, University of Delhi
– Oxford Bookstore, Delhi
– World Book Fair, Delhi

Interviews & articles in:
– Kitaab, Journal of Asian Literature
– Nilgiri Wagon,
– Perspectives on Central Asia
– The Telegraph, ‘
Wonder Women’
– Battersea Matters

In previous years:
– Alternative Arts, Rich Mix, Bethnal Green, London
– Black History Month, Balham library, London
– Crewe, National Women’s Register conference
– Ilkley Literature Festival, Yorkshire
– Islington Refugee Week, London
– Kings Lynn Literature Festival, Norfolk
– Kingston Readers Festival, London
– Mandela celebration, South Bank, London
– Mansion House, book launch, London
– Paris, University of Marne le Vallee
– Saffron Waldon Literature Festival, Essex
– Swindon Literature Festival, Wiltshire
– Wells Literature Festival, Somerset
– Women’s Library/Mslexia, book launch, London

+  libraries in:
– Cheshire: Crewe, Nantwich, Neston
– Cornwall:  Helston, Launceton, Penzance, Redruth, St Austell, St Ives
– Devon: Totnes, Ilfracombe, Exmouth
– London: Commonwealth Writers’ Week & Get London Reading events

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