Karim Haidari, journalist

Karim Haidari, who had been working as a BBC journalist in Afghanistan, and who recently fled to the UK, told his story for the BBC Radio 4 Programme 'From Our Own Correspondent'. It was also selected for Radio 4's 'Pick of the Week' programme. He has given Exiled Writers Ink permission to include it as [...]

2021-10-14T13:19:48+00:000 Comments

Jennifer Langer’s Blog 

On 21st August 2021 I receive an e-mail from an Afghan writer who had previously lived in Britain and has been working as a journalist in Afghanistan and needs to return to Britain. I had innocently asked him whether he and his family were back here and receive a response which is concerning ‘Tried once [...]

2021-09-02T15:59:09+00:000 Comments

The Exiled Writers Ink Bart Wolffe Poetry Prize Award 2018

The Bart Wolffe Poetry Prize Award A little more than a year after joining the board of Exiled Writers Ink, and a few months after agreeing to Chair the board for the year, on March 29th, I attended the Bart Wolffe Poetry Award evening and was reminded of why this organization is so valuable and [...]

2021-01-26T16:24:39+00:000 Comments

Why what we do in small rooms matters

Last night, I introduced the readers at my first ever hosting of the Exiled Lit Café by talking about what we do in small rooms and why it matters. We were in the Betsey Trotwood pub (named for the irrepressible character in David Copperfield) in Farringdon, a London neighbourhood where old and new mingle with [...]

2017-05-10T06:43:26+00:000 Comments

On Love And Tribes In A New World Order

Some time ago I visited a part of the world that I once could loosely call ‘my country’. What was once one country is now seven. If this sounds like a riddle - it is. I use the word ‘loosely’ retrospectively because some people like me; rightly or wrongly, once regarded that part of the [...]

2021-01-26T16:24:39+00:000 Comments

Free Delphi

This is not about Delphi the supernatural oracle, as it happens it's about a natural man/poet. And for that matter not in Greek but in Persian. And as the story goes: on a December evening in Abadan, five plain clothes officers arrive at the Delphi's family home with a search and arrest warrant for Raaouf [...]

2021-01-26T16:24:39+00:000 Comments

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