Migration Matters

 Migrant Voice - Top BME Authors to Look Out For in 2018
  A look at 2018’s upcoming releases by Black and Ethnic Minority authors who explore issues of race, idetntify and migration   Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené, 4th Estate, 12 July Tagged as the ‘Black Girl’s Bible’;  ‘Slay in Your Lane’ is inspired by the many black women who despite facing…Read more
 Migrant Voice - The Lore of The Jungle
  The Jungle is an exciting, vibrant portrayal of life in the Calais encampment set up by refugees and migrants as a staging post for their hoped-for journey to Britain. For three hours a day, the Young Vic captures the desperation, the hope, the tensions, the creativity of the camp that existed from January 2015 to October 2016. The audience sits…Read more
 Migrant Voice - January
    TALKS AND DISCUSSIONS   Wednesday 10 January * Migration in Poetry, Saphra, Norbert Hirschhorn and Arnold Jansen op de Haar, 8pm, National Poetry Library, Level 5, Blue side, Royal Festival Hall. Info: Southbank Centre Tickets   Friday 12 January * The power of belief: Can religion be separated from politics?, Mukulika Banerjee, Diarmaid MacCulloch, Gideon Rachman, 6.30pm, £10/£8,…Read more
 Migrant Voice - Wins Betjeman Poetry Prize
13-year-old Syrian refugee, Amineh Abo Kerech, wins Betjeman Poetry Prize Lament for Syria by Amineh Abou Kerech Syrian doves croon above my head their call cries in my eyes. I’m trying to design a country that will go with my poetry and not get in the way when I’m thinking, where soldiers don’t walk over my face. I’m trying to…Read more
 Migrant Voice - No Turning Back: Seven Migration Moments that Changed Britain
Daniel Nelson
  Migration moments to remember Review by Daniel Nelson The Migration Museum's new exhibition starts in 1290 but has Brexit in its sights.It makes that clear in the exhibition's name: No Turning Back: Seven Migration Moments that Changed Britain. “Brexit is currently the centre of attention, but Britain has faced many moments throughout history  which have had a major impact…Read more
 Migrant Voice - Mona Lisa: a story for our time
Xiaoxia Yin
A poor immigrant is at the centre of a new play that recently premiered in London – and many migrants had a hand in the production. The writer of Mona And I, Rogério Corrêa, has Brazilian roots  but lives in London, where he gained an MA in scriptwriting at Goldsmiths, University of London and a BA in Brazilian, Portuguese and…Read more
 Migrant Voice - The play that breaks down ideas of 'them' and 'us'
Ozichi Emeziem
Imagine: eight actors of different ages, sizes, genders, and ethnicities sitting on stage with their chairs forming a V-shape whose point faces the audience. The setting is a plane in midair that is in danger of crashing and the dialogue jumps from character to character who then reveals their internal thoughts.  As the imagined plane thrashes there are uniform facial…Read more
 Migrant Voice - Yarl's Wood women – the time of their lives
Daniel Nelson
'Welcome to Yarl's Wood' says the detention centre's warmly inviting website, under a photograph of six laughing women obviously having the time of their lives. The delightful community image - which looks like a relaxed Open University study week in which participants happily work and play, enjoying a few days of well-deserved me-time - is followed by a letter from…Read more
 Migrant Voice - July
Talks and Meetings  Sunday 2 July * Survival of the Artist, William Wells, Abdullah Alkafri, Selma and Sofiane Ouissi, Shireen Atassi, Anthony Downey, Tamara Chalabi, Larissa Sansour, Maeve Brennan, Khaled Barakeh and Khaled Jarrar on how art is responding and can thrive in situations of conflict and censorship in the Arab world, including two live performances - an audio performance…Read more
 Migrant Voice - A unique children's book with a social message
Clare Steele
'Ten Thousand Bowls of Soup', is a heart-warming children’s story which starts by telling how Henry "lost his smile", aged six, then moves to 2016 where Henry, now 23, travels to mainland Greece to help out at a migrant camp which provides shelter for people fleeing conflict in countries such as Syria and Afghanistan. Henry’s job is to help make…Read more

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