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Talk by Tanvir Bush

Tanvir is an Associate Professor at Bath Spa University and Disability Rights campaigner. She gave a fascinating talk to our Home Library Service Volunteers at the 2020 meet up.

Her first book, Witch Girl, is the tale of a little girl growing up and surviving in Zambia during the AIDS crisis. Drawing heavily from Tanvir’s own experiences of living in Lusaka, Zambia and making the documentary Choka! – Get Lost about the street children in the city.

The second book Tanvir wrote is Cull, which tells the tale of someone with a disability struggling with the welfare state and uncovering a conspiracy, wittily aided by her guide dog. She drew on her own experiences of having a degenerative eye condition, and how she is subsequently treated by society, as well as a host of research.

Tanvir’s fascinating talk is below in 10-minute segments – listen closely and you’ll hear Mitzie the dog joining in!

Visit Tanvir’s website here.


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