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Diaspora Writes Back

By December 27, 2013 No Comments

Poetry evening featuring acclaimed poets Warsan Shire, Nick Makoha, Nii Ayikwei Parkes and Leeto Thale. Introduced and moderated by Bernardine Evaristo MBE (Anglo-Nigerian novelist and founder of the Brunel University African Poetry Prize).

London-based African poets explore notions of culture, identity and finding a voice during this reflective poetry evening. Kenyan-born Somali poet Warshan Shire, Ugandan Nick Makoha and others will perform works dealing with core themes of identity and migration, manhood and womanhood and the politics of war, peace and love.

Part of Africa Writes, a celebration of contemporary African literature from across the continent and the diaspora in association with the Royal African Society

Join four award-winning London-based African poets as they explore notions of culture, migration and identity in this stimulating evening of verse and versatility. Kenyan-born Somali poet Warsan Shire, Ugandan Nick Makoha, Ghanaian Nii Ayikwei Parkes and South African Leeto Thale will read and perform selected poems, followed by a discussion of their work with Bernardine Evaristo MBE, British-Nigerian author and founder of the Brunel University African Poetry Prize.

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