‘I would have liked to tell you’ Poems of Captivity and liberation

‘I would have liked to tell you’ Poems of Captivity and liberation

For this event we defy poets to engage with the echoes of intersectionality, incarceration and resistance underpinning the exhibition George Jackson in the Sun of Palestine. From the civil rights movement and the Palestinian liberation movement, to the struggle for decolonization today in Belgium and beyond, different performers will share their poetry, reclaim or transcend authorship to eventually converge with other words, authors and struggles.

 

“I would have liked to tell you

The story of a nightingale that died.

I would have liked to tell you

The story…

Had they not slit my lips.”

 

Samih Al-Qasim – Slit Lips

Line-up: Giovanni Baudonck, Nisma Al Aklouk, Lindah Nyirenda, Dalia Tahai
Host: Farah Bouguerra
In convergence with: ‘Stand & Deliver