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Memory of Embers: Iraqi Poets on Exile, War and Resistance

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The Poetry Café

22 Betterton Street

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WC2H 9BX

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Seagull Books and Exiled Writers Ink present an evening of poetry and discussion that platforms Iraqi voices and delves into themes of memory and exile, war and dictatorship, resistance and return.

This event features Salah Al Hamdani, Adnan al-Sayegh and Reem Kais Kubba – three remarkable Iraqi poets whose readings each offer unique insight into the lived experiences of the exiled. The themes of displacement, loss and longing, as well as the spirit of revolt stirred up by their words have an increasingly universal resonance at a time where vast numbers of people are rendered placeless and precarious, seeking and being denied asylum by a North increasingly hostile to the ‘others’ that haunt its borders.

The readings will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Anba Jawi.

The event will celebrate the UK launch of Baghdad, Adieu, a collection of poems by Salah Al Hamdani that spans 35 years of his writings. It offers English-language readers their first substantial overview of Al Hamdani’s work, fired by the fight against injustice and shot through with longing for the home to which he can never return.

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