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Shahidha Bari
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Shahidha Bari

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Shahidha Bari is a writer, academic and broadcaster working in the fields of literature, philosophy and art. Born in 1980, she studied at Cambridge and Cornell. She was one of the first ever BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinkers (2011) and a winner of the Observer/Anthony Burgess Prize for Arts Journalism (2015). She teaches cultural theory at the University of London and is a Fellow of the Forum for Philosophy at the LSE. She writes for the Financial Times, Guardian and Frieze among other newspapers and journals. She features frequently on BBC Radio 4, and presents BBC Radio 3’s Arts and Ideas programme Free Thinking. She lives in London.

Books by Shahidha Bari


Shahidha Bari explores one of our most intense, but often secret relationships: with our clothes. Dressed is an evocative, ingenious and daringly original exploration of the hidden links between what we wear and who we are.

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