Celebrate National Poetry Day with Nafeesa Hamid & Rupinder Kaur

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Date(s) - Thursday, 3rd October
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Five Leaves Bookshop



Join us to celebrate National Poetry Day with…

Nafeesa Hamid is a British Pakistani poet and playwright based in Birmingham. Her work covers taboo themes such as sex, domestic violence and mental health, using personal experience as a basis for her writing. She has read at Five Leaves before, one of our most memorable readings.

In her collection, Besharam,  she treads the shifting line between woman and daughter, between Pakistan and the West, between conservative Islam and liberal, Nafeesa has almost had to find a new language to try to communicate the difficulties of her situation.


Rupinder Kaur is a Birmingham born Panjabi poet and biomedical science student with a love for South Asian arts. She sees writing and reading poetry as a way to liberate the soul.

For Rupinder, writing, along with any other art form, should be azaad – free, free to express what the artist wants or needs to say, without any censorship.  Rupinder is known for speaking her mind and this is reflected in her poems. In Rooh, her debut poetry collection, she takes us on a poetic journey that transcends borders and arbitrary boundaries.

Both poets are published by Verve

£5.00 including refreshments. Please let us know you are coming on events@fiveleaves.co.uk

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