On Memory: An Evening with Palestinian Writers

London, October 29th– The Arab British Centre hosted an event on Memory with four displaced Palestinian artists. During a brief presentation, I learnt that the ABC is a registered charity which promotes Arabic culture, language and knowledge in the UK and aims to enhance relationships of respect, support and collaboration. In fact, it is one of…

Africa Writes Festival 2018 @ The British Library

Africa Writes at a glance from Africa Writes on Vimeo. I had been keeping an eye on the Africa Writes programme and was able to make it for a day andcto attend 7th edition Festival, from Friday 29 June to Sunday 1 July 2018. Africa Writes has a team of people from the Royal African Society…

Murakami wins 2017 Noble Prize

When I opened my laptop this morning I rushed to click on a “New Post” on WordPress because the Nobel Prize winner 2017 was to be announced at some point during the day. From time to time I think I should possibly start writing shorter posts and more frequent ones in order to keep a…

Lingue dominanti e resistenza, una poesia/ Languages of power and resistance, a poem

Non so se sia realmente uno dei suoi intenzionali scopi, ma leggendo la seguente poesia ho percepito un riferimento alle lingue europee imposte nel mondo. Secondo meccanismi di potere e supremazia, fu data la lingua a chi ne aveva già una (o più di una) e non ne aveva un reale bisogno. Tuttavia,  le lingue e le…