Femrite Festival Blog

  • Soran, 9 November 2013


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    I wake at about 11.00 o’clock after a brief rest. The hotel has been taken over by Soran University and Muli is now resident here. It’s mostly empty and pretty basic. After some running repairs to the plumbing, we drink more tea, test her new wi-fi setup, then begin to go through our plans. The Continue Reading

  • Soran, 8 November 2013


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    The first leg of my trip to Soran begins in Manchester, the city I grew up in. The plane takes me to Istanbul where East and West seem to meet and compete before bringing me to the Kurdish city of Erbil at 4.30am. It seems strange to move from memories of my past to such Continue Reading

  • Selma Dabbagh and Roger Bromley


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    On 28th November, the Centre for Transcultural Writing & Research presents a new event in our Writing for Liberty Series. The acclaimed Palestinian novelist and short fiction writer, Selma Dabbagh, will read from her recent work and will join Professor Roger Bromley in discussion. The event will take place in the Frankland Colloquium Room, Farraday Building, Continue Reading

  • Mexico, 2013: Introduction


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    August 2013 – Cornelia Grabner’s trip to Mexico. Mexico is a cultural crossroads: Spanish is spoken as well as 68 indigenous languages; the mestizo culture exists side-by-side with indigenous cultures. Immigrants from all over Europe arrived in Mexico since the conquest, and Mexico granted political asylum to many refugees from the fascist dictatorships in Europe Continue Reading

  • Mexico, 2013: Encounters and Journeys


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    Allow me to invite you on a journey. Travel with me through the pluricultural terrain of Mexico and seek out encounters with writers, storytellers and poets. We’ll travel from encounter to encounter: each will lead to the next. Some of them might be coincidental: people we meet along the way. Others will be by recommendation Continue Reading