Reading of Shy Radicals with Hamja Ahsan

empowerment trainingTuesday 28 May '19

WALTER books, Arnhem → Looierstraat 43, Arnhem(archive)

Host: Catelijne de Muijnck
English spoken
Free admission

You are warmly welcome to join an intimate gathering and reading by artist and activist Hamja Ahsan of his book Shy Radicals: Antisystemic Politics of the Militant Introvert.

The book, which has made waves across the fields of pedagogy, activism and art, tells of the laws, customs and values of Aspergistan, a utopian state for introverted people. Aspergistan is governed according to Shyria Law and underpinned by Pan-Shyist ideology that protects the rights of the oppressed, quiet and shy people. Through communiqués, interviews, oral histories and the underground history of introvert struggles (referred to as the Introfada), what emerges, with much humor, is as much the fictional state of Aspergistan, as the hegemonic values, norms, and behaviors of the here and now. For this evening, we have invited Hamja Ahsan for a table read, a semi performative reading of his book, with contributions of readers of the book (names soon to be announced). Even if you're not familiar with the book, you are very welcome to join our table. Which will be decked in food.

This evening is organized by WALTER books in close collaboration with the School of Missing Men and is part of the Studium Generale ArtEZ Empowerment series.

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