New York Events with Hamja Ahsan

Coinciding with Book Works participation in the NYABF 21–23 September (preview September 20th), Shy Radicals author Hamja Ahsan will be present at the following events:

4pm Saturday 22 September, The Classroom
Fighting Extrovert-Supremacy, the Shy Radicals Struggle with Hamja Ahsan and Arun Kundnani

In conversation with editor and writer Arun Kundnani, who is currently Visiting Assistant Professor at NYU, Ahsan will talk through zine cultures and use the critical neologisms of his book Shy Radicals: The Antisystemic Politics of the Militant Introvert(Book Works 2017) to address inequality and oppression.

7pm Tuesday 25 September, Wendy’s Subway
A reading and discussion group with Hamja Ahsan.
More info coming soon.

6.30pm Thursday 27 September, NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis
The Colloqium for Unpopular Culture presents:
Hamja Ahsan, Shy Radicals – presentation and in conversation with Sukhdev Sandhu
Room 222, 20 Cooper Square (at East 5th)
Free and open to the public. Refreshments served.

7pm Saturday 29 September, Harlem Adda
A talk on Hamja Ahsan’s work resisting Islamophobia, at Harlem Adda

Bring a food item (drink or snack) for the communal table.
Harlem Adda explores relationships between communities through arts, culture, and politics. Adda (ad-dha) is a Bengali word which is an iconic cultural practice of hosting informal conversations among friends. Events take place in a private home.
Please contact Hamja if you wish to attend.

Hamja Ahsan is an artist, activist, curator and writer based in London. His practice encompasses conceptual writing, archives, performance, video, sound and zines. He has presented art projects at Tate Modern, Gwangju Biennale, Guild Gallery New York, Shanakht Festival Pakistan and Shlipakala Academy, Bangladesh. He is a campaigner for prisoners, human rights and civil liberties, and was shortlisted for a Liberty Human Rights Award for the Free Talha Ahsan campaign. He co-founded DIY Cultures Festival, the UK’s largest festival of zines and activism, which began as an annual event in 2013. His debut book is titled Shy Radicals: The Antisystemic Politics of the Militant Introvert. His recent writing features in the catalogue of ‘No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action 1960–1990’, and he is currently working on a project about the role of fanzines in the Hillsborough Justice Campaign. He has been invited to speak in The Classroom program of the 2018 New York Art Book Fair, at MoMA PS1.

Hamja Ahsan is in NYC from 20 September – 1 October
Instagram and Twitter: @shyradicals / @hamjaahsan

For more information on Shy Radicals: The Antisystemic Politics of the Militant Introvert (Book Works 2017, second edition 2018) or to place an order from our website, please visit the following link:

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Books | Shy Radicals: The Antisystemic Politics of the Militant Introvert, by Hamja Ahsan

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