Rahila Gupta


1 February

I will be running a workshop, Challenging the hostile environment: race and inclusion, at the WPUK conference Women's Liberation 2020. This workshop will address the ways in which women are affected by the increasingly hostile environment for Black people, migrants and refugees as well as consider strategies that can be used to assert women's rights and to challenge discriminatory policies and laws.

Tickets are sold out but a few returns may be available.

Recent publications

Don't Wake Me: The Ballad of Nihal Armstrong was  republished in November 2019 with a brilliant analytical introduction by Dr Deirdre Osborne, Reader in English Literature and Drama in the Theatre and Performance Department at Goldsmiths, University of London.

I edited Turning the Page, a collection of short stories written  by the survivors' group at Southall Black Sisters with creative responses from Jackie Kay, Moniza Alvi, Meena Kandasamy and Miss Yankey. This was also published in November 2019.
Available for sale from the Southall Black Sisters site.


The Royal Literary Fund, of which I am a fellow, commissions short podcasts from its writers on a variety of themes. Here are two 3 min podcasts on 'How Writing changes the Writer' and 'Letter to my younger self'.



A revolution for our times: Rojava, Northern Syria openDemocracy 4 April 2016

Available from Amazon as an e-book.

First published in 2008, on the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade in Britain.