Disrupting the Pattern: Language, History and Memory in Feminist Literature

9 March '20 at 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

With writer and translator Farrah Fray, plus roundtable with Libyan researchers, writers and activists

In 2017 Fray published a collection of poetry called ‘The Scent of My Skin’ which shares intimate musings of life in both London and Libya. The collection is the first of its kind to be published in English by a Libyan woman. On the day after International Women’s Day (8th of March), Fray will perform some of her poems and will take a look at language, history, and how personal and collective memory have shaped her work as a feminist poet. A roundtable with several Libyan female researchers, writers and activists will follow on feminist multilingual literature from Libya and the North African region, and feminist issues in Libya and the diaspora.

Part of the Scheherazade season of Arabic cultural events produced by SOAS and Islington Libraries.


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