Thu, 09 Nov 2023, 7:30 - 8:30 PM (BST)
Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place, Edinburgh EH8 9SU
The Stories We Bring: Join Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan, author of 'Tangled in Terror', for this panel about the importance of storytelling to political movements with writer, Matt Colquhoun, and journalist, Nathalie Olah.
What do we really see when we look at each other and at ourselves? What narratives and assumed truths do we bring into any meeting with others, about beauty, relationships, agency and the society that shapes us all?
Who better to lead us into a weekend of exploring the personal and political than three generous, bold thinkers and authors whose work untangles what it means to see ourselves? Join this panel with Sumaiymah Manzoor-Khan, Matt Colquhoun and Nathalie Olah to hear their thoughts.
Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan is a writer, poet, educator and activist, disrupting ideas of history, race, knowledge and violence. Her poetry performances based on her book Postcolonial Banter have millions of views online and she was the National Roundhouse Poetry Slam runner-up in 2017. Suhaiymah has written for the Guardian and gal-dem and her work has featured across radio and TV stations. She has been commissioned to write plays by theatres including the Royal Court.
Matt Colquhoun is a writer and photographer from Hull, UK. Best known for writing about the work of Mark Fisher, their most recent book, Narcissus in Bloom, was published by Repeater Books this year. Currently a PhD candidate in Philosophy at Newcastle University, they blog at xenogothic.com.
Nathalie Olah is a journalist and cultural critic whose writing is published by the New Statesman, Guardian, TLS, Five Dials, Jacobin and Tribune. She holds a BA in English Literature from Oxford and an MA in Postcolonial Studies from the University of Sussex. In 2015, she moved to the Netherlands to work for a research organisation adjacent to the Dutch government. She credits witnessing the humiliation of the Greek people by EU bureaucrats, along with the fallout of the 2008 financial crisis in Britain, as shaping her politics and the disillusionment with neoliberal economics.
Accessibility: all events will be professionally filmed & livestreamed. The Roxy is wheelchair accessible (including toilets) and we’ll have provisions for neurodivergent guests including stims, quiet space and colour-coded lanyards.
This event is a part of Radical Book Fair 2023: Revolutionary Feeling series. Click to the link below to attend.