Event 50

Miguel Syjuco, Shamma Al Bastaki, Deepak Unnikrishnan and Anna Zacharias


Venue: Etihad Garden Stage

A conversation about diverse migrant communities' experience in the UAE, and the relationship with society back home. How do you define 'expat' and 'migrant'? What does stability look like? Where do you belong?

Miguel Syjuco is a Filipino novelist, author of Illustrado, and professor at New York University Abu Dhabi. Deepak Unnikrishnan is the author of Temporary People, and also teaches at NYU Abu Dhabi. Shamma Al Bastaki is an award-winning poet and artist who graduated from NYU Abu Dhabi and was the 2019 winner of the ADMAF Creativity Award for her ethno-poetry collection House to House. Anna Zacharias is a Canadian-born journalist and writer who has worked for The National and is author of People of Ras al Khaimah.

This event has taken place