Priya Basil

Writer and activist

Priya Basil

Priya Basil is a writer and activist. She’s published books of fiction and non-fiction, plus numerous essays for various publications, including Lettre International, DIE ZEIT and The Guardian. In her book Be My Guest (Canongate 2019) she melds memoir, philosophy and politics to consider hospitality in its broadest sense. Her film-essay Locked In and Out explores questions around citizenship, coloniality and memory culture; it premiered in December 2020 at the digital opening of the Humboldt Forum in Berlin. Her latest book In Us and Now, Becoming Feminist (Suhrkamp 2021) is another hybrid text that blends the personal and political. A long-time partner of ECCHR, Priya Basil became an advisory board member in 2020.

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