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Part of: Catastrophe: Weedhsame Tour 2017 London - Pure Poetry: Somali Language Reading

Oxford House
Bethnal Green

London - Pure Poetry: Somali Language Reading

Unfortunately, Weedhsame is not able to attend this event.

This poetry event in London is dedicated to the rich oral traditions of the Somali language and presents a unique line-up of leading Somali voices. The evening will see the likes of Jama KediyeAbwaan Mustafa Sh. CilmiSaciid Saalax and Weedhsame offering insightful readings in celebration of Somali culture and language.

Please note that this is a Somali language event.

'Catastrophe' is a howl of anguish about the migration of the Somali people. It offers a provocation to western Europe and a message of hope to all who have fled their homes to seek a better life across the sea. It is also an electrifying piece of writing by a rising star in Somali literature. 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.