Hamja Ahsan

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Hamja Ashan is a writer and activist, known for his activism around his brother Syed Talha Ahsan's extradition to the United States and his book, Shy Radicals: The Antisystemic Politics of the Militant Introvert.[1][2] In his activism for his brother, he ran the Free Talha campaign.[2] Since his brother's release, he has continued to speak about the extradition process.[3] In his book, Shy Radicals, he argues that shy people are oppressed and presents a constitution for Aspergistan, a state for shy people.[1][2][4] He is also the co-founder of the DIY Cultures zine festival.[5][6][7] He first released Shy Radicals at the festival.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Shy Radicals: The Antisystemic Politics of the Militant Introvert, by Hamja Ahsan". Ceasefire Magazine. 2017-11-26. Retrieved 2019-05-06.
  2. ^ a b c Graham-Brown, Theo. "Shyness Isn't Nice". Review 31. Retrieved 2019-05-06.
  3. ^ "PEN hold discussion and poetry reading on extradition and human rights". Varsity Online. Retrieved 2019-05-06.
  4. ^ Radical, Norwich (2017-11-08). "SHY RADICALS: THE ANTISYSTEMIC POLITICS OF THE MILITANT INTROVERT". The Norwich Radical. Retrieved 2019-05-06.
  5. ^ Harper, Leah (2019-04-26). "From Ecocore to Hot Hot Hot: the thriving market for sustainable zines". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-05-06.
  6. ^ a b "Making Doodles and Recording History: Hamja Ahsan On DIY Cultures 2017 | The Platform". Retrieved 2019-05-06.
  7. ^ Mock, Charlie. "Just do it: The DIYers building a new golden age for zines". Mashable. Retrieved 2019-05-06.