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– This event takes place online only, and you need a Zoom account to participate. This is free, and you can sign up here: https://zoom.us/freesignup/
– This event is suitable for those over the age of 16.
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Led by Ubah Cristina Ali Farah, this writing workshop will invite participants to create a portrait representing a woman who has inspired them, using either images or text. We will use an extract from a text written by Cristina, called Dance of the Oryx, which was produced in response to the idea of creating portraits through text.
This event is free, but spaces are limited and booking is required. This event will take place on Zoom; attendees will be sent a link, text and guidelines ahead of the event.
Whitechapel Gallery with NUMBI: Postcards from the Diaspora
A series of readings and workshops curated by Kinsi Abdulleh, artist and co-director of NUMBI, a Somali-originated African-centred arts and heritage organisation. Sessions are led by black womxn and gender non-conforming artists, writers and thinkers engaging with language, decolonisation, intersectionality and diasporic thinking.
People of all genders, sexualities, faiths and ethnicities are welcome.
Texts are provided in advance, with large-print versions available. An audio recording of each text is available upon request. If you have questions or requirements concerning access and inclusivity during these events, contact us on email@example.com
Ubah Cristina Ali Farah is a Somali Italian poet, novelist, playwright, librettist and oral performer. She has published two novels, Madre piccola (Little mother) and Il comandante del fiume (The commander of the river). She holds a Ph.D. in African Studies and has been invited to present her work in numerous countries worldwide. She is the recipient of the Lingua Madre and Vittorini Prizes. In 2019, she was a Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellow and La Marelle Writer in residence. She worked on a rewriting of the Antigone, and on a libretto taken from found stories in Matera. She is also a UNDP consultant for a project on Oral Historiography for Peace Building in Somalia.