The Heong Gallery: Poetry reading with Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan
The Heong Gallery and Gloria are delighted to be hosting an online poetry reading with the educator, writer, and poet, Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan, on Wednesday 27 January 2021 at 5pm.
Suhaiymah's work interrogates the political motives behind narratives about Muslims, migrants, gender, and violence, and asks what systemic violence these narratives seek to uphold and justify.
Her brilliant first poetry collection, Postcolonial Banter (Verve Poetry Press) was published in 2019. She is an award-winning spoken word artist (runner-up of the Roundhouse National slam 2017), and has written for gal-dem, The Guardian, Independent, and Al-Jazeera, amongst others, and been appeared on national television and radio.
Suhaiymah studied History at Cambridge University, before completing an MA in Postcolonial Studies at SOAS. The event will run for 45 minutes, including a discussion about Suhaiymah's experience at Cambridge, poetry readings, and an opportunity for audience questions.
The event will take place on ZOOM. It will be livestreamed on the Heong Gallery YouTube channel to provide live transcription.