I had the great pleasure of attending the author Elif Safak’s Room for Rumi event last night which brought her engaging new novel: The Forty Rules of Love: A novel of Rumi to life through a literary exchange. It was a stimulating discussion about mysticism, faith, sufism, writing, hope and love.
The Asia House literature festival (9-26th May) is a jam packed event covering stories and literary journeys from many nations including Syria, Iran, China, Korea and Pakistan. Talks so far have included the front-line journalist Christina Lamb’s opening speech and the 70th anniversary of India’s independence and the creation of Pakistan. The festival will close with Nadeem Aslam’s powerful new book: The Golden Legend that centres on contemporary Pakistan and its blasphemy law.
For further details on the festival and how to book tickets see here: http://www.bagrifoundation.org/events/literaturefestival2017/