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Exiled Lit Cafe

Hear some fantastic exiled writers and musicians and there is an Open Mic session too.

First Monday of the month throughout the year at 7.30 pm

Poetry Cafe
22 Betterton Street
London WC2H 9BX
Nearest tube: Covent Garden or Leicester Square

£5 or £3 Exiled Writers Ink members and asylum seekers.


Monday 2nd July 2018 at 7.30 pm

Hostile Environment

in words and music with amazing writers:
Inua Ellams – Amir Darwish – Zita Holbourne – Shamim Azad with translator Selim Jahan – visiting poet Salah Faik.
Guitarist/Singer Sheik Rana

Hostile environment

Inua Ellams
Born in Nigeria in 1984, Inua Ellams is an internationally touring poet, playwright, performer, graphic artist and designer.

Amir Darkish is a British Syrian published poet and writer of Kurdish origin who lives in London.

Zita Holbourne is a spoken word and performance poet, visual artist, curator and activist who is
an award winning trade union, community and human
rights campaigner and activist.

Sarah Faik is a prolifically published poet who was born in 1945 in Kirkuk, Iraq.

Shamim Azad is a bilingual author and one of the best known Bengali poets and storytellers in the UK. Her new book Ancestral Embryo is translated by Selim Jahan from her autobiographical novel “Bongshobeej’.

Selim Jahan is an author and economist. He translates from Bangla to English and vice versa.

Sheik Rana is a writer, songwriter and poet.

Open Mic and participation

Host: Shamim Azad: Writer
£5 entry/£3 EWI 2018 members and asylum seekers.
If payment is a problem for asylum seekers, no problem: contact in confidence exiledwritersink@gmail.com

Go to the Exiled Lit Cafe archive

Exiled Lit Cafe Archive

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