Shappi Khorsandi: 'A Beginner's Guide to Acting English'
Date: Wed 1 July 2009
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In 1976, three-year-old Shappi Khorsandi, her brother Peyvand and their parents left Tehran for London. Without a word of English between them, they found themselves thrust into an incomprehensible culture - all cold weather, strange food and odd customs.
If adapting to Britain wasn't enough, it soon became clear that due to her journalist father's criticism of the new Iranian regime, the Ayatollah's henchmen were in pursuit.
Well known to British audiences for her warm and witty stand up, Shappi Khorsandi has now written a book about her experience of growing up in England.
She will be talking about her new book and reading extracts. The event will be followed by a book signing and drinks reception.
Although tickets are free, booking is essential.
|Event Type||Book launch|
|Event venue||The Human Rights Action Centre|
|Price||Free of charge|