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Book Launch: Experiments in Imagining Otherwise with Lola Olufemi and Abeera Khan
Institute of Contemporary Arts
February 2023
Olive Elaine Morris, © Hanna Stephens, from Experiments in Imagining Otherwise by Lola Olufemi (Hajar Press, 2021)

Lola’s writing … makes me embrace feeling like a dreamer.

Hajar Press invites you to celebrate the launch of Experiments in Imagining Otherwise, a collection of written fragments on the possibility of living differently. Join author Lola Olufemi and Abeera Khan in conversation, navigating the space between what is and what could be.

Olufemi’s new book is an imaginative exploration of the otherwise, weaving together reflections, poetry and speculative stories. With a grounding in black feminist scholarship and organising, it shows us that the political horizon is far from immaterial – the future is always what we invent now.

Please join us at ICA Cinema 1 on 17 November for the conversation between Lola Olufemi and Abeera Khan and for the celebration of Experiments in Imagining Otherwise.

There are a limited number of free tickets to this event for people who can’t pay the ticket price. Please email editorial@hajarpress.com to reserve by 16 November.
Lola Olufemi is a black feminist writer and CREAM/Stuart Hall Foundation researcher from London. Her work focuses on the uses of the feminist imagination and its relationship to cultural production, political demands and futurity. She is the author of Experiments in Imagining Otherwise and Feminism, Interrupted: Disrupting Power and a member of ‘bare minimum’, an interdisciplinary anti-work arts collective.

Abeera Khan is a Fellow in Gender and Culture at the Department of Sociology, LSE, and a PhD candidate at the Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS. Her thesis is a genealogical analysis of the ‘queer Muslim’ within imperial legacies of British sexual exceptionalisms and racialised moral panics. She has published in the Feminist Review, lambda nordica, Religion and Gender, and Kohl Journal. She teaches on the subjects of diaspora, empire, race, feminist studies and queer of colour critique.

Hajar Press is an independent and proudly political publishing house run by and for people of colour.
06:30 pm
Wed, 17 Nov 2021
Cinema 1
£5 Full, £2.50 Green/Blue Members, Free Concessions 

This event will take place in Cinema 1 and will run for approximately 1.5 hours. Doors open at 6.20pm. Masks are encouraged unless exempt.

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