رابطة توأمة نابلس دندي
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A Celebration of
This series of free events explored contemporary writing and experience of Palestinians from Nablus and beyond.
Events listSee below for full details.
|A Rug of a Thousand Colours|
Poetry reading with Tessa Ransford and Iyad Hayatleh
|Thur 16th April 2015||7–8pm|
A discussion of this important novel by Sahar Khalifa
|Wed 22nd April 2015||7–8pm|
Creative writing workshop (booking essential)
|Sat 25th April 2015||11am–1pm|
Palestinian stories performed by Blether Tay–Gither
|Tue 28th April 2015||7pm–9pm|
Palestinians from the diaspora share their experiences
|Sat 2nd May 2015||2pm–4pm|
|A Bird is not a Stone|
Poetry event based on this book
A Rug of a Thousand Colours
Thur 16th April 2015 19:00—20:00
in the Folk Cafe, 118 Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4EH
The book is an exploratory project between Iyad Hayatleh - a Palestinian poet who is now a resident in Scotland - and Tessa Ransford - an established Scottish poet. The poems explore Tessa and Iyad's personal responses to the Five Pillars of Islam. They form a dialogue which is interwoven throughout the poems to create a vivid tapestry of ideas. Each poet translates the other's work so that each poem is presented in English and in Arabic.
Unfortunately Tessa was too ill to be able to participate but Iyad read his contributions and we were very grateful to A
Wed 22nd April 2015 19:00—20:00
at Wighton Room, Central Library, Dundee DD1 1DB
A discussion of this important novel by Nabulsi writer Sahar Khalifa was led by Zoe Venditozzi, reader in residence at Dundee Libraries.
First published in 1976, this book is one of the first novels to describe life in Palestine under Israeli occupation. Sahar Khalifa is a respected Palestinian author of several novels and essays. She founded the Womens' Affairs Centre in Nablus.
Sat 25th April 2015 11:00—13.00
at ArtAngel, 45 North Lindsay Street, Dundee DD1 1PW
This creative writing workshop was led by Beth McDonough, writer in residence at DCA.
Tue 28th April 2015 19:00—21:00
at Madigan's Food Emporium, Castle Street, Dundee DD1 3AA
Members of Blether Tay-Gither performed stories from or wth a Palestinian theme.
They are a small group who meet once a month in Dundee to tell and listen to stories.
Sat 2nd May 2015 14:00—16:00
at Roseangle CafeArts, 132 Perth Road, Dundee DD1 4JW
This event is inspired by the book "Being Palestinian".
Our speakers were Salwa Jones, Mohamad Issa and Nadia el-Nakla, who gave their personal reflections on being Palestinian.
Many forces have resulted in a large diaspora of Palestinians living in Dundee and elsewhere in Scotland and beyond. Their reflections on Palestinian identity covered individual experiences, issues of identity, exile, refugee status, nostalgia, belonging and alienation.
We were able to discuss the talks between ourselves and the speakers over a coffee.
A Bird is not a Stone Postponed
Unfortunately the joint organisers of this event have asked us to postpone it until October
AcknowledgementsWe gratefully thank many people and organisations for their help in making this festival possible, including:
Art Angel, Dundee
Scottish Book Trust
Scottish Friends of Palestine
Roseangle Cafe Arts
Madigan's Food Emporium
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