Poet, scholar and novelist Choman Hardi in conversation with Shyama Perera
Renowned poet, scholar, novelist and Queen’s Park local Choman Hardi discusses her life and work with the writer and broadcaster Shyama Perera.
In association with refugee charity Salusbury World.
Free event! No ticket required
Choman Hardi is the author of critically-acclaimed books in the fields of poetry, academia, and translation. She is an educator, poet, and scholar whose work is informed by an intersectional approach to inequality, renowned for her pioneering work on issues of gender and education. Her translation of Sherko Bekas’s Butterfly Valley (ARC Publishing) won a PEN Translates Award. Publications & Prizes: Life for Us (Bloodaxe, 2004) Considering the Women (Bloodaxe, 2015) Gendered Experiences of Genocide: Anfal Survivors in Kurdistan-Iraq (Routledge, 2011) Forward Prize for Best Collection, Shortlisted PEN Translates Award, Award Winner
Shyama Perera is a writer and broadcaster. She is a regular commentator on radio and TV and the author of three novels, as well as a history of contraception, numerous short stories and essays and a short play. She recently finished her first film script.
She is an Associate Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund, chair of the South Asian Diaspora Arts Archive (SADAA), a trustee of Southall Black Sisters Trust and chair of the HealthWatch Brent Advisory Group.