Currently Reading….Iman Mersal, Stepping Away from Poetry — Arabic Lit. (in English)
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Currently Reading….Iman Mersal, Stepping Away from Poetry — Arabic Lit. (in English)

“Celebrated Egyptian poet Iman Mersal, one of the most exciting voices in contemporary Arabic poetry, has shifted her attention — with two recent books — to prose. Now, after a translation of Simic’s ironic voice, and a prose book full of complicated feelings around being a mother, can we expect new shadows from both in … Continue reading

A Night with Young Iranian and Afghan Poets
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A Night with Young Iranian and Afghan Poets

A Night with Young Iranian and Afghan Poets Granaz Mousavi, Fatemeh Shams, Reza Mohammadi This event will be in Persian  6.00pm, Friday 22 November 2013 Room B102, Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University London Granaz Mousavi is an Iranian-Australian contemporary poet, film director and screen writer. She is primarily renowned for her avant-garde poetry in the 90s. … Continue reading

Pardeh Khani Performance: ‘Rostam and Sohrab’
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Pardeh Khani Performance: ‘Rostam and Sohrab’

Off the Curtain: A Performance of Rostam and Sohrab – Tuesday 20 August, 7pm Pardeh Khani (reading off the curtain) combines acting, narrating, and intimate storytelling with innovative stage prepping.  In the almost interactive Off the Curtain female storyteller Sara Mashayekh provides the audience with an alternative form of presenting an epic story and breaks … Continue reading

If Poetry Ends, What Remains?
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If Poetry Ends, What Remains?

Exiled Dreams and Imaginings Music and Poetry Night, Mon 5th August  Pic: Anouche Sherman, 2012  Shirin Razavian is a Tehran-born, British poet who has appeared in Poetry London, Index on Censorship, Exiled Writers Magazine, Agenda, The London Magazine and Persian Book Review and more. She has published Persian and English poetry collections in the UK, … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars Show – Metahistories and a Modern Mind
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This Week’s Six Pillars Show – Metahistories and a Modern Mind

For this episode we chat with Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, who is a writer and Reader in Comparative Politics and International Relations, as well as Chair of the Centre for Iranian Studies at SOAS (the School of Oriental and African Studies) at the University of London. Dr. Adib-Moghaddam, a comparatively young and accessible academic, has published three books … Continue reading