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Like the movement of the ocean she’s walking on, coming
From continent/continuum, touching another, and
Then receding (‘reading’) from from the island(s) into the perhaps
Creative chaos of the(ir) future – Kamau Brathwaite
This session will present some of the ideas of poet and theorist Kamau Brathwaite together with Somali folk knowledge to explore the term ‘diaspora’; unpack its meaning and discuss how effective it is to describe the experiences of Black people living in the UK. Using poetry and water as medium, this session will invite participants to share their ideas in poetic form: tidaletically.
Ma’ogatahay bad iyo webi
Adigoon dabbal baran
Do you know the sea and river
Before you learn to swim
You don’t have to try
Bad iyo wabi by Xibo Nuura
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.
Hudda Khaireh is an independent researcher and artist with a background in Public International Law. Her practice focuses on the position of Black people globally and has shared work at Tate Exchange, Tate Modern and Uncommon Space at Tate Britain, Printroom Rotterdam, Chisenhale Gallery and DIY Cultures. Hudda is a part of the Black Feminist artist- collective, Thick/er Black Lines as well as an associate of Numbi Arts and OOMK Zine and a founding member of the Somali Museum.