Poet Hussain Manawer (28) received a Doctorate of Arts from one of UK’s leading modern universities Oxford Brookes University last week Friday in Oxford. Presented by the university’s Board of Governors, Hussain joined the faculty of English languages PHD students as he accepted the highly distinguished award.
Following his Honorary Fellowship from the prestigious King’s College London last year, Hussain spoke about what it meant to him to receive a doctorate, “I struggled immensely with education, my family had to pay for extra tuition for me (with money they didn’t have) for me to really understand what I was being taught. So becoming a Doctorate of the Arts and being recognized for my work in this field is a truly remarkable feeling for me and it is a landmark moment in my life. I still don’t know fractions and certain times-tables but what I do know is true feeling, emotion and the power of the English language.”
Professor Alistair Fitt, Vice Chancellor at Oxford Brookes University said, “It is a tremendous honour to announce our inspiring honorary graduates for this month’s graduation ceremonies. We choose our Honorary Graduates very carefully and ensure their values and work aligns closely with the University. The conferment of the degree allows Oxford Brookes to acknowledge those we admire and respect and we look forward to celebrating this at events, which are a real highlight of the academic year.”
Fresh from opening Soccer Aid for Unicef at Chelsea Football Club’s Stamford Bridge stadium and ahead of performing at UK’s biggest festival, Glastonbury this coming weekend, tickets for Hussain’s debut tour, The Show Must Go On are on sale at LiveNation.co.uk/Artist/Hussain-Manawer-Tickets. Join the conversation: #HussainManawer @HussainManawer @HussainsHouse @Hussains_House