At our Christmas-special Alumni Book & Talk, we will be discussing the following book:
Isabel Käser (SOAS PhD student) will be joining our discussion.
Minced pies and light refreshments will be provided.
Places are limited so RSVP now to avoid disappointment. We hope to see you there!
About the book
Life for Us is a book of great warmth and passion, which explores both the struggle of a people not represented on the world map and the pains of exile. It shows the human spirit triumphing over adversity. Intertwining political and personal struggle in a quirky, sometimes humorous way, Choman Hardi’s poems draw upon dual memories – like fireworks and gunfire – as well as different realities for different sexes: the father’s political struggle and loss of books, the mother’s silent labour and weeping for others.
About the author
Choman Hardi was born in Iraqi Kurdistan just before her family fled to Iran. She returned home at the age of five, but when she was 14 the Kurds were attacked with chemical weapons, and her family were forced back into exile. Her poems chart lives of displacement and terror, repression and the subjugation of women, family love, flight and survival.
BOOK & TALK
This SOAS alumni book club, entitled ‘Book & Talk’, is led by a group of postgraduate alumni volunteers and takes place bi-monthly on SOAS campus. The book is usually chosen from SOAS’ reading lists, as well as books that are relevant to what we teach and believe in SOAS.