Everywhere is Somewhere: A question of legacy
Friday 9th March 7pm
Venue: Waterstones, 2-8 King Street, Lancaster, LA1 1JN
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Naseem Khan’s memoir Everywhere is Somewhere explores how stories from our diverse community are essential in understanding what it is to be British today. A radical and a pioneer, Naseem was born in Birmingham to an Indian father and German mother. After studying at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, she was held as an ‘Indian spy’ whilst travelling in Pakistan during the second India-Pakistan war in 1965. She was ultimately released back into India. Naseem returned to London, and became part of the black power scene in Notting Hill, editing the Hustler magazine with contemporaries including Darcus Howe.
Naseem sadly passed away on the 8th of June 2017.
Here her publisher Kevin Duffy talks about the process of publishing her final work, chronicling Naseem’s extraordinary life.
Naseem spent her life bringing communities together. Her books included Voices of The Crossing (2000), with Ferdinand Dennis, about the impact that writers from Asia, the Caribbean and Africa have had on Britain, and Asians in Britain (2004), providing the text to accompany photographs by Tim Smith. She also contributed to Being British: The Search for Values That Bind the Nation (2009), edited by Gordon Brown and Matthew D’Ancona. In 1999 she was appointed OBE.
Kevin Duffy founded Independent Publisher Bluemoose Books in 2006 with his wife Hetha. They are based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire and believe in producing unique, transformative works. Their books have been published in multiple countries including the United States, Australia, India, Columbia, Greenland and Iceland. Kevin can be seen and heard ranting at various universities and library events.