What are the things that men and boys construct their identity from today? What are the initiation rituals that boys are expected to fulfil in order to become a man, and what are the challenges that threaten to unmake them? What makes a man? We seek answers to these questions in this talk.
Featuring speakers including:
- Mahtab Hussain, a British-born artist heavily influenced by multiculturalism and cultural diversity, he uses photography to investigate the dynamic relationship between identity, heritage and displacement. A PhD candidate from Nottingham Trent University and a graduate from Goldsmith College, Hussain received his MA in Photography in 2013. Born in Scotland in 1981, Hussain has been a recipient of numerous awards and commissions including Arts Council England, Multistory, and New Art Exchange. His work has been exhibited internationally in solo and group exhibitions, and reviewed in publications such as The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Huffington Post. Featured in private and public collections in the UK and abroad, Hussain lives in London.
- Kayo Chingonyi (pronounced kai-o chin-gone-yee) is a fellow of the Complete Works programme for diversity and quality in British Poetry and the author of two pamphlets, Some Bright Elegance (Salt, 2012) and The Colour of James Brown’s Scream (Akashic, 2016). His first full-length collection, Kumukanda, was published in June 2017 by Chatto & Windus. As well as being widely published in journals and anthologies, Kayo has been invited to read from his work at venues and events across the UK and internationally. In 2012 he represented Zambia at Poetry Parnassus, a festival of world poets staged by Southbank Centre as part of the London 2012 Festival.
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