Riaz KhanTeacher and Author
Riaz was born and raised in Leicester. He is a teacher at college and University, as well as an author. Khan is also involved in making documentaries around football and racism.
Memoirs of an Asian Casual
From violence to love, reflecting on past mistakes and how this can be used positively. Riaz will talk about his experience growing up a multicultural individual in multi-ethnic Britain. The son of traditional Pakistani parents in Leicester, Riaz found himself at odds with the strict Muslim values of his parents and found his own identity in the early 1980’s, when he adopted football’s ‘casual’ culture. Riaz will talk about why he wrote his book KHAN – Reflections of an Asian Casual (2010), the play, TV appearances and his online activities.