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OR Authors: Naseem Khan


Naseem Khan

Everywhere is Somewhere

Published 2017

Naseem Khan was a student at Roedean from 1951-57, in House 1. She sadly passed away from cancer in June 2017. Before passing away Naseem wrote her memoirs about her fascinating life, and these memoirs have now been published.

Dame Margaret Drabble writes:

The daughter of an Indian father and German mother, Naseem's seminal book, The Art Britain ignores, framed the argument that by dismissing or ignoring ‘minority arts’ in Britain, the UK was depriving itself of one of the most enriching features of its artistic life. Without Naseem’s vision perhaps some of the most gifted writers, painters, dancers or musicians would never see their work reach an audience. As award winning poet Jacob Ross says ‘In hindsight, and in the light of the subsequent impact of BAME arts and culture on British society, Khan’s assertion was visionary. This is a writer whose legacy will remain for us, inspirational and lasting.’ But by highlighting the missed chances and opportunities of the past Naseem signals what hope there is for the future, written by someone whose gift was to bring people together in communal activities, breaking down the walls of ignorance and enabling everyone to move forward together in their commonality. Naseem didn’t have all the answers and the arts can’t heal all divisions but 'Everywhere is Somewhere' may be the book we all reach too when we are in need of some kind of answer to what is going on today in these troubled times.

'Everywhere is Somewhere' can be purchased from Amazon by clicking on the front cover above.


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