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Part of: Catastrophe: Weedhsame Tour 2017 London - ‘Catastrophe’ London Launch with Daljit Nagra

Oxford House
Bethnal Green

London - ‘Catastrophe’ London Launch with Daljit Nagra

Unfortunately, the Somali poet Weedhsame will not be able to attend this event. HIs work will be read by his friend and translator Martin Orwin.

Come and hear acclaimed poets Weedhsame and Daljit Nagra read together for the London launch of  'Catastrophe', our latest publication. This powerful narrative poem, composed by Weedhsame in response to the mass migration of the Somali people, has been given new life in English by Daljit, working in collaboration with SOAS scholar Dr Martin Orwin.

The evening will be opened by Martin, who will introduce the poem to the audience, setting the stage for a reading by Weedhsame and Daljit. Their dual-language reading will be followed by a Q&A with Weedhsame, Daljit and Martin about their translation process. The night will be capped off with music performances by contemporary Somali vocalists Nimco Yaasiin and Nimco Dagan.

This event is part of our Catastrophe Tour, which brings contemporary Somali poet Weedhsame to venues across the UK. We are particularly keen to meet all those that supported and contributed to the crowdfunding of our special edition poster of 'Catastrophe'.

You can order a copy of the Catastrophe poem poster, illustrated by artist Bryan Talbot, here.