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Haramacy Book Launch - You're Invited!

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Our book's release date is around the corner;

On Thursday, May 26 Haramacy will be in bookshops and online stores all across the UK!!!

To celebrate the release of Haramacy, we'll be hosting an atypical evening in London on Friday, May 27 at Hoxton Arches and you're invited :) The evening will include a Q&A with the editors, speed dating with the authors, short film screenings, pop up performances…

Time Is Fleeting

Wednesday, 26 January 2022

Time seems like a fragile resource of late, days seem to fold into weeks, weeks into months and so on. It appears, on the surface, that we are nearing the end of what has been an arduous journey for us all.

It hasn't been all doom and gloom though, we had the privilege of working with an incredible group of writers to create a book of personal stories exploring themes that were close to home.

A Final Hurdle

Monday, 19 April 2021

“In such a weird fractured fragmented time, I hope these essays can bring you some warmth, some resilience” says co-editor Tara Joshi about her essay for our 'Haramacy' book.

A little over a year ago, we got together with Dhruva Balram and Tara Joshi to commission writers for our 'Haramacy' anthology of essays. Dhruva and Tara spent the early months of the pandemic editing, rewriting and working…

Glass Half Full

Thursday, 18 February 2021

"It’s kind of a tale of me sort of rebelling against the assumed silence that I think a lot of immigrant communities experience in societies that don’t look anything like them” says Ammar Kalia about his essay for our 'Haramacy' book.

The scarcity of diverse community voices is one of the leading motives behind the Haramacy book. When we were putting it together, we wanted to offer the space and…

Creating Space

Monday, 18 January 2021

"As a Muslim woman, there are so few platforms that allow me to speak as I am” expresses Aina J Khan, an essayist for our 'Haramacy' book.

We live in a highly connected world. So much so - at times - it makes us want to disconnect from the injustice and inequality that we see around us. Stories, on the other hand, have a unique ability to create a sense of belonging and encourage understanding…

Finding Community

Friday, 18 December 2020

"Finding a community you belong to is an act of self care"

These are the heartfelt words of our co-editor, Dhruva Balram, from a short video attached to this message for the Haramacy book. These words leave a lasting impression on a year although nearing its end still will not have ended for many of us as we grapple with the learnings brought about by a pandemic.

Dhruva also exclaims "at a time…

150 Strong!

Thursday, 19 November 2020

Outside multimedia art and music, I have wanted to explore writing as a medium to tell stories. I met Dhruva Balram (co-editor) in the Summer of 2019 just after I presented my first residency program and multi arts festival in London, Haramacy. The conversation ebbed and flowed about voices from our shared community being drowned out, muted even at times. This unexpected exchange manifested over time…

Publication date: 26 May 2022
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