University of Portsmouth join in Bookfest 2022

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The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries is supporting two events as part of Portsmouth Bookfest 2022

  • 02 March 2022
  • 3 min read

The University of Portsmouth’s Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries is supporting two events as part of Portsmouth Bookfest 2022.

On Thursday 3 March at 7.00pm, Dean of the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, Professor Trevor Keeble, will interview Mohsin Zaidi, about his book A Dutiful Boy, a coming-of-age tale about growing up gay in a Muslim household in Britain. 

An advocate for LGBT rights, BAME representation and social mobility, Mohsin sits on the board of Stonewall and is listed by The Financial Times as a top future LGBT leader.

The Zoom event will explore the mind of Mohsin Zaidi, an award-winning author, commentator and lawyer. A Dutiful Boy provides a personal insight into issues of diversity and inclusion, mental health and justice. The memoir was awarded the Lambda Literary Award, which recognises the crucial role LGBTQ+ writers play in shaping the world, for gay memoir and biography.

Tickets cost £4 and are available on the Bookfest eventbrite.

On Friday 4 March, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement and Student Life, Chris Chang will interview Shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy, about his book, Tribes

Both a memoir and a call-to-arms, Tribes explores the benign and malign effects of our need to belong and how this need can manifest itself in positive ways, collaboratively achieving great things that individuals alone cannot, and yet how, in recent years, globalisation and digitisation have led to new, more pernicious kinds of tribalism.

The event will be hosted at the University of Portsmouth Park Building and will explore the book’s fascinating and perceptive analysis of not only the way the world works but also the way we really are.

Tickets cost £6 and are available on the Bookfest eventbrite.