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Rohingya refugees in refugee camp in Bangladesh, 2017

Date: 09.02.2020

Time: 15:30 - 16:15

Location: Alver

Price: 150

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A lyrical response

Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize by Norway in 1991. The UN now accuses Myanmar, the country she leads, of genocide towards its Rohingya minority. Thousands have been killed and hundreds of thousands forced to flee.

Poet and translator James Byrne has given a creative writing course with Shehzar Doja in a camp for these refugees in neighbouring Bangladesh. The result is presented in I Am a Rohingya. Byrne meets Jacob Silkstone for a conversation about how something we think is good becomes evil, and what comfort poetry can give.

In English.

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