Join us for an evening in celebration of John Berger, and the release of A Jar of Wild Flowers, a cross-cultural collection of essays and conversations with Berger from thirty of his friends, artistic collaborators, and followers, including Ali Smith, Julie Christie, Sally Potter, Ram Rahman, Hsiao-Hung Pai and many others.
As part of the ICA’s popular ‘Culture Now’ series join Yasmin Gunaratnam, Tessa McWatt and us to discuss Berger’s work and the cross-cultural essays published in A Jar of Wild Flowers – a birthday gift to Berger from some of his closest friends and artistic collaborators around the world.
In a special PEN Atlas panel event, Ece Temelkuran, author of Turkey: The Insane and the Melancholy (Zed, August 2016) novelist Burhan Sönmez and translator Canan Marasligil discuss the main issues of the moment through a literary lens with Maureen Freely, President of English PEN.
Ece Temelkuran, author of Turkey: The Insane and the Melancholy (Zed, August 2016) and one of Turkey’s most fearless writers and commentators, will be at the London Review bookshop to talk about Turkey, its past, present and future.
For Books’ Sake are very excited to be hosting a special That’s What She Said – along with the usual spoken word written and performed exclusively by women we have Nawal El-Saadawi in conversation with For Books’ Sake Director, Jane Bradley.
Much has changed in Egypt since Nawal El Saadawi last spoke at the Frontline Club four years ago, and we are pleased to welcome her again to reflect on the situation today in Egypt. She will be joined in conversation with journalist Wendell Steavenson, who was in Tahrir four years ago and has covered the change that has taken place in subsequent years.
The Mosaic Rooms are pleased to present an evening with celebrated Egyptian writer Nawal El Saadawi to mark the launch of beautiful new editions of her classic works, published by Zed Books. El Saadawi will be in conversation with Dr Shereen El Feki.
In recent years, technological advances, higher commodity prices and an insatiable global thirst for energy have meant that African oil is increasingly in demand. Countries as far apart as Niger, Uganda, Chad, Ghana and Kenya are looking at the prospect of almost unimaginable flows of money into their national budgets.
Owen Hatherley and Paul French in conversation with Wade Shephard, author of Ghost Cities of China, an enthralling dialogue driven, on-location search for an understanding of China’s new cities, and the reasons why they’re completely empty.
How does non-hierarchical organisation influence the content and form of books, media and products in general?
Does the era of the digital networks necessitate a more non-hierarchical way of working?
Can this form of organisation be extended to all areas of working and living?