TANK Book Talks: Fatima Bhutto and Hisham Matar


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Memory, exile, identity and political upheaval

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As part of a series of events curated by TANK Magazine, Fatima Bhutto is joined by fellow writer Hisham Matar for a wide-reaching conversation on their shared concerns of memory, exile, identity and political upheaval.

Fatima Bhutto is a Pakistani-born, London-based author and poet. Her most recent novel The Runaways, published earlier this year, follows the lives of three young Muslims in London, Portsmouth and the slums of Karachi to critically examine the conditions that give rise to Islamic extremism. Her acclaimed 2010 memoir Songs of Blood and Sword offered a bracing account of the assassination of her father by Pakistani state police and the afterlives of this tragedy within her family.

Hisham Matar is an American-born British-Libyan writer whose 2016 memoir The Return, a chronicle of his journey back to Libya in search for his missing father, received a Pulitzer Prize in 2017 and the PEN America Jean Stein Book Award. His debut novel In the Country of Men was shortlisted for the 2006 Man Booker Prize. He is currently at work on a new book, A Month in Sienna, to be published in autumn this year.

Your ticket includes a complimentary copy of the TANK’s annual Summer Reader books issue.

Images. Fatima Bhutto by Caroline Issa. Hisham Matar by Francesca Mantovani


Name: TANK Book Talks: Fatima Bhutto and Hisham Matar
Where: British Library St Pancras
When: -
Price: Full Price: £12.00
Member: £12.00
Senior 60+: £10.00
Student: £8.00
Registered Unemployed: £8.00
Under 18: £8.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546