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Uncensored: Banned Books Week Quiz–Hosted by Saqi Books

September 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm BST

£3 – £12

Join independent Publisher Saqi Books and Bidisha at The Book Club, Hoxton, to kick off Banned Books Week. Bring along a pen and your bookish friends and prepare to be shocked by the real and dangerous – and often ludicrous– state of book censorship past and present around the world.

There will be PRIZES (read ‘prizes’ as ‘books’) and approximately ten rounds of questions. Audience engagement actively encouraged. Heckles only accepted in the form of haiku.

Individual tickets: £3 per person
Team: £12
Teams: 4 – 6
Book tickets here.

If you want to come along with a friend but can’t make up a full team, drop an email with your and your friends’ names to elizabeth@saqibooks.com . People who purchase individual tickets will be fixed up in a team the night of the event.

Bidisha is a writer, journalist and broadcaster specialising in social justice, international affairs, gender and the arts. She is a Trustee of the Booker Prize Foundation.

Saqi is a 35-year-old London-based, Middle East specialist publishing house. The majority of our works are banned in one or more countries in the Arab world. We have received death threats in the UK and Middle East, the window of our UK bookshop smashed several times, and a visit from police at our Beirut office to confiscate a scholarly publication. In 2014 a reader was detained under the Terrorism Act for reading our publication Syria Speaks: Art and Culture from the Frontline. Saqi remain upbeat about books and intelligent readers: our political leaders and their policies are another matter.

As part of Banned Books Week UK (23 – 29 September)100 – 106, Leonard Street100 – 106, Leonard Street


September 23, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
£3 – £12


The Book Club
100 – 106, Leonard Street
London, EC2A 4RH United Kingdom
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