The Asia House Festival of Asian Literature 7-22 May, 2013

By Farzana Whitfield|April 4, 2013|China and Inner Asia, Japan, Korea, Literature, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

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Now in its seventh year, the Asia House Festival of Asian Literature is the only UK festival dedicated to writing about Asia and Asians, from the Eastern Mediterranean to the Pacific.

This year they have widened the remit to include Turkey and parts of the Middle East. The 2013 Festival will feature authors writing about over 15 countries, including Afghanistan, Burma, China, India, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan and British Asian topics.

The theme for this year is Freedom – in many contexts: freedom of expression, education, travel, justice, the freedom to read the truth and to live in our chosen ways. Pre-festival and festival events will examine censorship, corruption, gender, economies, social issues and political freedoms.

However, not all of the events will focus on freedom. Some will be just for fun, with samurai swords, martial arts, Punch and Judy-Bollywood style, food, film, Manga, yoga for families and traveling Asia by two wheeler and train.

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