Zaffar Kunial
Past Event
Books & Debates

Jackie Kay introduces Zaffar Kunial

Thu 9 Feb 2017

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In a unique evening of conversation and poetry, Festival favourite Jackie Kay introduces the up-and-coming poet Zaffar Kunial. Jackie, who is the Makar, or national poet for Scotland, says: ‘Zaffar is one of the most exciting poets I have come across in recent years. His work explores, amongst other things, mixed identities in complex and compelling ways’ Zaffar was born in Birmingham, and his father is from Kashmir. Jackie, raised in Scotland, has Scottish–Nigerian heritage. They talk about the challenges of fitting in, and read from their own work in this must-see event for all lovers of contemporary writing