Five Leaves Publications is pleased to announce a new anthology by refugee and exiled writers. Silver Throat of the Moon includes prose and poetry from writers originating in countries as diverse as Algeria and Zimbabwe, Somalia and Iran, Kurdistan and Afghanistan.
As well as poetry, memoir and fiction the collection includes a series of essays about being writers in exile. These articles range from the difficulties in holding on to traditional rural imagery in Somali literature through to the, perhaps temporary identity of a whole generation of young writers of Algerian origin whose lives have been spent entirely in France.
Some contributors, including, Choman Hardi, Sousa Jamba, Reza Baraheni, Yang Lian, Dubravka Ugresic and the late Miroslav Jancic are now well known internationally for their writing in English; others, including Maxamed Ibrahim ‘Hadraawi’, Ziba Karbassi and Saadi Youssef are appreciated internationally but may be new to readers of English. Many of the writers are members of Exiled Writers Ink – a London-based organisation set up by Jennifer Langer, editor of Silver Throat of the Moon.