Symposium on the situation of Afghan civil society activities after the Taliban take over


Arts in Dark Times: Endangered in Afghanistan


Kabul wall mural: ArtLords

Saturday 13th November 2021 from 2 to 5.30 pm
Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG (tube: Russell Square)
with Dr James Caron (academic), Reza Mohammedi (poet), Abdul Sulamal (writer), Index on Censorship, Suhrab Sirat (poet), Dr Zuzanna Olszewska (academic), Karim Haidari (journalist & novelist), Dr Fatemeh Shams (academic), Milad Yousofi (musician), and others tba.

Artists and writers in Afghanistan face imminent danger under the renewed Taliban regime. This symposium will focus on the state of Afghan arts, particularly writers and literature, under the two Taliban regimes and the period in between. Beyond simplistic generalisations presented by the media, lie multiple narratives of resistance that will be explored in the symposium.
It aims not only to provide a platform for diverse voices, and to increase knowledge and awareness, but also to generate activism.


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Dr Jennifer LangerFounding Director Exiled Writers

Dr Jennifer LangerFounding Director Exiled Writers

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