Hear five poets from a network of refugee, migrant and exiled writersHaving set up a temporary theatre of hope in the Calais refugee camp, Good Chance are delighted to be pitching their Dome on Festival Terrace at the Southbank Centre in London this summer.
Exiled Writers Ink promotes cross-cultural dialogue through performance, publishing and education, and advocates human rights through literary expression and activism.
The five poets this evening include Nineb Lamassu, of Assyrian Iraqi roots, who writes his poetry in modern Assyrian; Shirin Razavian, a Tehran-born British poet who has published five Farsi and English poetry collections in the UK; and Suhrab Sirat, a poet, writer and journalist who was born in Afghanistan’s Balkh Province and moved to the UK in 2014; Shie Raouf, a Kurdish Iraqi poet who came to the UK at the age of nine and currently performs throughout London; Hussam Eddin Mohammad, a journalist who founded Al-Wa'I publishing in Damascus and co-founded the Syrian Writers Association.
Exiled Writers Ink visited the Calais refugee camp in October 2015. Spoken-word poets from Syria, Afghanistan, Eritrea and Somalia performed poetry in workshops, leading to the creation of a collaborative poem. The response to this process showed how powerfully poetry can help to sustain people through desperate emotional and physical circumstances.
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