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Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman: The Good Immigrant USA

Part of London Literature Festival

Join Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman as they discuss the experience of editing and contributing essays to both the US and UK editions of The Good Immigrant.

Heartbreaking and hilarious, troubling and uplifting, the essays in The Good Immigrant USA come together to create a provocative, conversation-sparking, multivocal portrait of America now.

Since its publication in 2016, The Good Immigrant has been recognised as a groundbreaking collection of essays by first- and second-generation immigrants to the UK, exploring powerful personal stories of living between cultures and languages and how it feels to be ‘othered’ in contemporary Britain.

Shukla and Suleyman compare and contrast the current state of discussions and debates around identity, culture, language and belonging on both sides of the Atlantic.

Chimene Suleyman is a writer from London. She has written and spoken on race and identity for such publications as The Guardian, The Independent, The Pool, The Debrief, the BBC and many more. Her debut poetry collection, Outside Looking On, was a Guardian Best Book of 2014. She is an original contributor to The Good Immigrant (UK edition, 2016, Unbound). She currently lives in New York.

Nikesh Shukla is an author and diversity activist who conceived and edited The Good Immigrant, the acclaimed collection of essays about race and immigration by 21 writers of colour. He is the editor of Rife Magazine, an online magazine for young people. He has been shortlisted for the Liberty Human Rights Arts Award and named as one of Foreign Policy's 100 Global Thinkers 2016. He is also the author of several books for teenagers and adults.

Dates & times

19 Oct 2019
Approximate run time: 90 mins
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    • Sat 19 October 2019

where

Queen Elizabeth Hall

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£15 - £25
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Age recommendation
For ages 16+

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