- The organisation aims to facilitate the wider dissemination of
work by writers in exile and to ensure they have a platform.
- It aims to raise awareness
of literature by writers in exile by organising events such as seminars,
workshops, conferences, interactive performances and festivals.
- It aims to facilitate the publication of work by writers
in exile including addressing translation issues.
- It aims to give a high profile
to translators who enable the work of exiled writers to become accessible.
- It aims to develop literary creativity
in the broadest sense within the refugee communities.
- It aims to work in an education
context in schools, colleges etc.
- It aims to form links with other
- It aims to act as a pressure
group against racism and the abuse of human rights worldwide.
- It aims to develop dialogue through
Poetry Café, London
Photo: Miriam Frank
Albania, Algeria, Angola, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bosnia, China,
Congo, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Kosova, Kurdistan, Latin America,
Nigeria, Palestine, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Uganda,
Zimbabwe and other countries and including writers from all ethnic
minority groups as well as Holocaust survivors.
Some examples of our work
- Creative writing workshops
with and for refugees and exiles in London and increasingly
across the UK and Europe e.g Diaspora City: Global Refugees with Staffordshire
University and Afghan Youth Association; dialogue through literature
e.g Across the Divide workshops.
- Exiled Writers Ink offers workshops
with established exiled writers for schools, colleges
and other organisations and groups.
- Mentoring and Translation Scheme
- Publications: Exiled
Ink magazine. Anthologies: Kurdish literature, Across the Divide and
chap books by individual exiled writers. Anthologies of literature by
exiled writers published by Five Leaves www.fiveleaves.co.uk
- Live Literature: Exiled
Lit Cafe at the Poetry Cafe, London; Voices in a Strange Land in Margate,
Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham and Leeds; Voices in a Strange City
at the Tricycle, Bull and Questors theatres; Foyles bookshop; Somali-Exiled
Voices Fusion, Border Words at Borders bookshop, Haringey Literature
- Theatre Performances: Breaking
the Silence: Somali Women Speak Out performed at Hampstead, Soho, Arts
Depot, Birmingham Rep, Abbey St Albans, The Junction Cambridge, and
Burton Taylor Oxford theatres; Peeling the Skin of Time performed at
the New End and Arcola Theatres; And the City Spoke: European Exiled
Voices performed in London, Warsaw, Gdynia and Ferrara; A Mouthful of
Africa performed at Oxford House theatre.
- Seminars and Conferences:
Another Land Another Voice at the Soho Theatre and
Writers Centre in association with Index on Censorship; Exiled Ink Summer
LitFest; Writing Resistance ConFest in association with English Pen,
joint seminars with the School of Advanced Study etc. Participation
in conferences: Writing Diasporas at Swansea University, Fortress Europe
and its 'Others' at the School of Advanced Study, University of London,
Women, Migration and Human Rights, Casablanca, etc
- Events: Sep
11th: The Voice of the Outsider; Across the Divide: Palestinian and
Israeli writers speak out; Forgotten Genocides: Halabja and Anfal, Kosova:
Sharing the Pain