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The Roles We Play
15 July 2021 All day
The Roles We Play is Sabba Khan’s debut graphic novel collecting a series of short essays that explore themes of identity, belonging and memory within the East London Pakistani Muslim diaspora. Together the stories paint a vivid snapshot of contemporary British Asian life and the complex generational shifts experienced within migrant communities today. Issues of race, gender and class are brought to the fore in a simple and personal narrative. The title of the book nods to the questions Khan explores: can religion and secularism, tradition and trend, heritage and progression move beyond a limited binary framework and towards a pluralistic common space of love and understanding? The Roles We Play was shortlisted for the Myriad First Graphic Novel Competition 2018.