Please come along: It’s free!
‘Voices from the ‘Jungle” launch event
Friday April 21, 2017, 7-9pm
Rich Mix, 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA https://richmix.org.uk/
With Pluto Press and the Centre for Narrative Research, University of East London
Chila Burman – artist
Katrine Moeller Hansen – Voices from the ‘Jungle’ co-editor, University of Copenhagen and Centre for Narrative Research, University of East London
Members of the UEL refugee education Partners’ Group
Panel chair: Dr Tahir Zaman – University of Groningen and University of East London.
‘Home is the first thing we experience as human beings in this world; somewhere we know, safe and warm, somewhere that keeps us. When we are forced out, we lose a little bit of ourselves; leaving us less whole. However, through these poems, these stories, we reclaim that home and the humanity that is lost with what comes with being labelled a refugee. Writing this is not only a way for the world to know us, but a way that we may know ourselves, once again.’ – Poet JJ Bola
‘These first-hand accounts of the suffering endured by refugees fleeing unmitigated horror in their homelands paints a far more vivid picture than anything we read in the press or see on television. If you want to understand fully the extent of what refugees are being forced to endure under our very noses, please read this book.’ – Actor & activist Julie Christie