Upcoming Seminar "Sheikh Mujib: Icon of postcolonial liberation"

Sheikh seminar

Join us for a digital seminar on the occasion of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's 100th anniversary, post-colonial leader and the founder of Bangladesh.

Register here to attend the Zoom Webinar.

The speakers will also present Anisur Rahman's book Jag är Sheikh Mujib. Bengali-Swedish author Rahman's epic monologue I Am Sheikh Mujib depicts the twentieth century freedom struggle on the Indian subcontinent through the voice of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman - from British colonial times to the first tentative years of independent Bangladesh under his leadership. Along the way, this political struggle was to a large extent also about the right to one's own language.

Speakers:

Anisur Rahman’s authorship is based in Bangladesh and Scandinavia. Swedish Writers’ Union’s board member Anisur’s literary works include prose, poetry, play, novel, short story and books for children. His plays have been presented at theatres in Asia and Europe. Visit his website for more info.

Kristian Carlsson lives in Malmö, Sweden. He is a poet, translator, editor, curator of literary events, and publisher. He has published a large amount of books of poetry and translation since his debut in 1996.

The talk will be followed by a Q&A session on Zoom.